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shampoo (v.)

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.

shampoo (n.)

"soap for shampooing," 1866, from shampoo (v.).

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Definitions of shampoo from WordNet
1
shampoo (n.)
cleansing agent consisting of soaps or detergents used for washing the hair;
shampoo (n.)
the act of washing your hair with shampoo;
2
shampoo (v.)
use shampoo on (hair);
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