American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various liquid or cream preparations of soap or detergent used to wash the hair and scalp.
- n. Any of various cleaning agents for rugs, upholstery, or cars.
- n. The act or process of washing or cleaning with shampoo.
- v. To wash or undergo washing with shampoo.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To rub and percuss the whole surface of (the body), and at the same time to extend the limbs and rack the joints, in connection with a hot bath, for the purpose of restoring tone and vigor to the system; a practice introduced from the East. Such kneading and rubbing of the whole body is now commonly called massage. Also used figuratively.
- To lather, wash, and rub or brush (the head) thoroughly.
- n. The act or operation of shampooing, in either sense.
- n. A traditional Indian and Persian body massage given after pouring warm water over the body and rubbing it with extracts from herbs.
- n. A commercial liquid soap product for washing hair or other fibres/fibers, such as carpets.
- n. An instance of washing the hair or other fibres with shampoo.
- n. humorous, slang Champagne (wine).
- v. intransitive To wash one's own hair with shampoo.
- v. transitive To wash (i.e. the hair, carpet, etc.) with shampoo.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To press or knead the whole surface of the body of (a person), and at the same time to stretch the limbs and joints, in connection with the hot bath.
- v. To wash throughly and rub the head of (a person), with the fingers, using either soap, or a soapy preparation, for the more thorough cleansing.
- n. The act of shampooing.
- n. cleansing agent consisting of soaps or detergents used for washing the hair
- n. the act of washing your hair with shampoo
- v. use shampoo on (hair)
- From Hindi चाँपो (champo), imperative form of चाँपना (champna, "to press, knead"), from the Sanskrit root चपयति (√cap, "to pound, knead"). (Wiktionary)
- From Hindi cāṁpō, imperative of cāṁpnā, to press. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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