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Bidet definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BIDET', n. A small horse, formerly allowed to each trooper or dragoon for carrying his baggage.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a basin for washing genitals and anal area

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: French, small horse, bidet, from Middle French, from bider to trot Date: 1766 a bathroom fixture used especially for bathing the external genitals and the anal region

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. a low oval basin used esp. for washing the genital area. Etymology: F, = pony

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bidet Bi*det", n. [F. bidet, perh. fr. Celtic; cr. Gael. bideach very little, diminutive, bidein a diminutive animal, W. bidan a weakly or sorry wretch.] 1. A small horse formerly allowed to each trooper or dragoon for carrying his baggage. --B. Jonson. 2. A kind of bath tub for sitting baths; a sitz bath.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(bidets) A bidet is a low fixed container in a bathroom which you can use to wash your bottom. N-COUNT

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Commonly pronounced BIDDY. A kind of tub, contrived for ladies to wash themselves, for which purpose they bestride it like a French poney, or post-horse, called in French bidets.

Moby Thesaurus

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