Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the act of washing your hair with shampoo
  2. (noun, artifact) cleansing agent consisting of soaps or detergents used for washing the hair
  3. (verb, body) use shampoo on (hair)

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Alternate forms of Shampoo

Derivations: shampoo

Hyponyms: condition

Hypernyms: cleaner, cleanser, cleansing agent, hair care, haircare, hairdressing, lave, wash

Origin of the word Shampoo

  1. 1762, "to massage," from Anglo-Indian shampoo, from Hindi champo, imperative of champna "to press, knead the muscles," perhaps from Skt. capayati "pounds, kneads." Meaning "wash the hair" first recorded 1860; extended 1954 to carpets, upholstery, etc. The noun meaning "soap for shampooing" first recorded 1866. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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