Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A fixture similar in design to a toilet that is straddled for washing the genitals and the anal area.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small horse; formerly, in the British army, a horse allowed to each trooper or dragoon for carrying his baggage.
  • noun The basin of a water-closet so made that, in addition to the ordinary places of entrance of water- and discharge-pipe, there is a contrivance for washing or administering injections: sometimes made as a separate article of bedroom furniture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A small horse formerly allowed to each trooper or dragoon for carrying his baggage.
  • noun A kind of bath tub for sitting baths; a sitz bath.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a low-mounted plumbing fixture or type of sink intended for washing the external genitalia and the anus
  • noun obsolete A small horse formerly allowed to each trooper or dragoon for carrying his baggage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a basin for washing genitals and anal area

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, pony, bidet, probably from Old French bider, to trot.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French bidet.

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  • My dear friend, how I miss you.

    April 9, 2008

  • We can't be trusted with them here. We'd ruin all our nice floors. ;-)

    April 9, 2008

  • Sure, sure... "The basin of a water-closet so made that, in addition to the ordinary places of entrance of water- and discharge-pipe, there is a contrivance for washing or administering injections: sometimes made as a separate article of bedroom furniture."

    --Cent. Dict.

    But did you see the part about the horse in the other definition?

    October 23, 2012