What does shampoo mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shampoonoun

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

  2. shampooverb

    the act of washing your hair with shampoo

  3. shampooverb

    use shampoo on (hair)


  1. shampoonoun

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

  2. shampoonoun

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

  3. shampoonoun

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

    I'm going to give the carpet a shampoo.

  4. shampoonoun

    Champagne .

  5. shampooverb

    To wash one's own hair with shampoo.

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

  6. shampooverb

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

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


  1. Shampoo

    Shampoo () is a hair care product, typically in the form of a viscous liquid, that is used for cleaning hair. Less commonly, shampoo is available in solid bar format. Shampoo is used by applying it to wet hair, massaging the product into the scalp, and then rinsing it out. Some users may follow a shampooing with the use of hair conditioner. Shampoo is typically used to remove the unwanted build-up of sebum in the hair without stripping out so much as to make hair unmanageable. Shampoo is generally made by combining a surfactant, most often sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate, with a co-surfactant, most often cocamidopropyl betaine in water. The sulfate ingredient acts as a surfactant, trapping oils and other contaminants, similarly to soap. Specialty shampoos are marketed to people with dandruff, color-treated hair, gluten or wheat allergies, an interest in using an organic product, infants and young children ("baby shampoo" is less irritating). There are also shampoos intended for animals that may contain insecticides or other medications to treat skin conditions or parasite infestations such as fleas.


  1. shampoo

    Shampoo is a hair care product designed to clean the scalp and hair by removing dirt, oils, sweat, and other environmental pollutants. It is typically in the form of a viscous liquid and contains various ingredients including detergents, foaming agents, conditioners, and often fragrances. Shampoo is used by applying it to wet hair, massaging into a lather, and then rinsing out.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shampooverb

    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

  2. Shampooverb

    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

  3. Shampoonoun

    the act of shampooing

  4. 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. Garrett Boyte:

    Last week, I was taking a shower, and in the middle of my shower, the water turned brown, and I had shampoo in my hair, so I had to finish.

  2. 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.

  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. Bjorn Hanson:

    I ’m not surprised that brands did n’t want to talk, brands don’t want to be on record saying, ‘ Take as much as you want, ’ but they also don’t want to come across as closely tracking it. A step above shampoo greed are the little things that disappear from room service trays, like bud vases and butter holders. Those cost hotels more than pens and shampoos.

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