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  • v. Present participle of shampoo.


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  • By the Turks, the term shampooing is applied, now borrowed by our barbers.

    Documenting the American South: The Southern Experience in 19-th Century America

  • Derived from the Hindi word chāmpo, a verbal form meaning “to knead” or “to press” as well as “the kneading” or “the pressing,” the English word shampooing described what struck seventeenth-and eighteenth-century Western observers as exotic bodily manipulations performed in the East.

    The English Is Coming!

  • French thinkers are systematic, and their approach to shampooing is no exception.

    How to Shampoo in French

  • Eventually, massaging, washing, and oiling of the scalp were together referred to as shampooing, even as some of the more popular methods of the day would have alarmed practitioners of traditional Indian medicine.

    The English Is Coming!

  • They embrace every conceivable variety of effort, and also another class of applications which may be termed shampooing, as they consist of kneading and rubbing.

    Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878

  • Dean Mahomed was certainly an interesting chap. He also became so-called shampooing surgeon to George IV.

    BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition

  • During downturns, people tend to stay home more and try stopgap approaches such as shampooing dirty carpets rather than buying new floor coverings.

    Bear Stearns's Ripples

  • This includes all activities such as shampooing, applying perm lotion, rollers and neutralizer, conditioning, drying and all the rinsing in between.

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  • Is it possible that shampooing sounds far more agreeable than scrubbing because the word hovered between ideas of health and hedonism when it first entered English?

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  • The verbal form shampooing had given way to the shampoo in the 1830s, but it was still more a practice than a product.

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