What does shampoo mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shampoo(noun)

    cleansing agent consisting of soaps or detergents used for washing the hair

  2. shampoo(verb)

    the act of washing your hair with shampoo

  3. shampoo(verb)

    use shampoo on (hair)


  1. shampoo(Noun)

    A traditional Indian and Persian body massage given after pouring warm water over the body and rubbing it with extracts from herbs.

    Etymology: From चाँपो, imperative form of चाँपना, from root .

  2. shampoo(Noun)

    A commercial liquid soap product for washing hair or other fibres/fibers, such as carpets.

    Etymology: From चाँपो, imperative form of चाँपना, from root .

  3. shampoo(Noun)

    An instance of washing the hair or other fibres with shampoo.

    I'm going to give the carpet a shampoo.

    Etymology: From चाँपो, imperative form of चाँपना, from root .

  4. shampoo(Noun)

    Champagne .

    Etymology: From चाँपो, imperative form of चाँपना, from root .

  5. shampoo(Verb)

    To wash one's own hair with shampoo.

    My neat-freak of a friend has been compulsively shampooing for every bath he has taken.

    Etymology: From चाँपो, imperative form of चाँपना, from root .

  6. shampoo(Verb)

    To wash (i.e. the hair, carpet, etc.) with shampoo.

    Etymology: From चाँपो, imperative form of चाँपना, from root .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shampoo(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [Hind. chmpn to press, to squeeze.]

  2. Shampoo(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [Hind. chmpn to press, to squeeze.]

  3. Shampoo(noun)

    the act of shampooing

    Etymology: [Hind. chmpn to press, to squeeze.]


  1. Shampoo

    Shampoo is a hair care product used for the removal of oils, dirt, skin particles, dandruff, environmental pollutants and other contaminant particles that gradually build up in hair. The goal is to remove the unwanted build-up without stripping out so much sebum as to make hair unmanageable.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shampoo

    sham-pōō′, v.t. to squeeze and rub the body, in connection with the hot bath: to wash thoroughly with soap and water.—ns. Shampoo′; Shampoo′er. [Hind. chāmpnā, squeeze.]

Editors Contribution

  1. shampoo

    A type of product created and formulated to wash the hair on our head.

    Shampoo is lovely to wash our hair with.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 27, 2020  

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  1. Shampoo

    A barber of Shoo Poo China, who introduced the art of clean heads into the Celestial Empire. This has since fallen into disrepute in that country, but is sometimes practiced in other lands.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shampoo in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shampoo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of shampoo in a Sentence

  1. Billy Madison:

    Billy Shampoo is better. I go on first and clean the hair. Conditioner is better. I leave the hair silky and smooth. Oh, really, fool Really.

  2. Wilhen Hill Barrientos:

    When I arrived at Stewart I was faced with the impossible choice — either work for a few cents an hour or live without basic things like soap, shampoo, deodorant and food, if I didn't work.

  3. Anne Chapas:

    Seborrheic dermatitis, or dandruff, is actually a reaction to yeast that lives in our skin, so treating that with an over the counter dandruff shampoo is a lot of the times quite successful.

  4. Margaret Doyle:

    FMCG companies have always been perceived as having well-regarded graduate programmes, people are initiated through different parts of the business - they get to market shampoo, market washing powder, they experience a real rotation which is a great foundation.

  5. Aaron Liao:

    You can say to it ‘Find me men’s shorts’ and I can give you turn-by-turn walking directions to every instance of men’s shirts, whether they are inside Bloomingdales, Abercrombie and Fitch, or Nordstrom, it’s amazingly accurate. We boast one meter of accuracy, which is effectively the difference between leading you to men’s button-down shirts and the casual t-shirts that are right next to them. Three feet of accuracy means I can lead you directly to the soap versus the shampoo that’s right next to it.

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