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Definition of "shampoo" [sham•poo]

  • Any of various liquid or cream preparations of soap or detergent used to wash the hair and scalp. (noun)
  • Any of various cleaning agents for rugs, upholstery, or cars. (noun)
  • The act or process of washing or cleaning with shampoo. (noun)
  • To wash or undergo washing with shampoo. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shampoo" in a sentence
  • "i dunch condition .. but irrc conditioner + shampoo wan ish use as per normal shampoo~"
  • "Chemists in Germany and elsewhere continued to make headway researching alternatives to alkaline soaps, and after World War I, the wider availability of indoor plumbing brought the word shampoo a big step closer to international recognition."
  • "Happily, in English the word shampoo can still radiate a Hindi blend of sacred health and pleasure."