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shampoo

[ sham-poo ]SEE DEFINITION OF shampoo
  • as inwash
  • as inwash
  • as inlave
  • as inclean

Synonyms for shampoo

  • cleaning
  • washing
  • ablution
  • bathe
  • cleansing
  • laundering
  • rinse
  • scrub
  • shower
  • dirty clothes
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHAMPOO

The girls say that I can shampoo and manicure as well as a professional.

Nobody knows till they try it what virtue there is in a shampoo.

Then he suggested a shampoo, and said my hair needed it badly, very badly.

He was busy trying to get rid of his shampoo, which had been unusually severe.

Perhaps your husband will be so amiable as to shampoo my cat!

Yes,” responded the waiter in a dignified manner, “but not a shampoo.

Take 'em after a shampoo, and they're a sight, even the good-lookin' ones.

I sent for Kanunla to come and shampoo my father, who gradually got worse.

Occasionally you will care to have a shampoo, but that is as you feel.

He had been to the barber's, had his whiskers and mustache trimmed, his hair cut, and a shampoo.

WORD ORIGIN

1762, "to massage," from Anglo-Indian shampoo, from Hindi champo, imperative of champna "to press, knead the muscles," perhaps from Sanskrit capayati "pounds, kneads." Meaning "wash the hair" first recorded 1860; extended 1954 to carpets, upholstery, etc. Related: Shampooed; shampooing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SHAMPOO

clean

verbmake undirty, uncluttered

wash

nounlaundry, bath
  • ablution
  • bathe
  • cleaning
  • cleansing
  • dirty clothes
  • laundering
  • rinse
  • scrub
  • shampoo
  • shower
  • washing
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