Definition of shampoo noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ʃæmˈpuː//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃæmˈpuː//
    (pl. shampoos) Hair products and accessories
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a liquid soap that is used for washing your hair; a similar liquid used for cleaning carpets, furniture covers or a car a shampoo for greasy hair carpet shampoo She rinsed the shampoo out of her hair. See related entries: Hair products and accessories
  2. 2[countable, usually singular] an act of washing your hair using shampoo Rinse the hair thoroughly after each shampoo. a shampoo and set (= an act of washing and styling somebody’s hair)
  3. Word Originmid 18th cent. (in the sense ‘massage (as part of a Turkish bath process)’): from Hindi cāṃpo! ‘press!’, imperative of cāṃpnā.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shampoo

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