bi·​det | \ bi-ˈdā How to pronounce bidet (audio) \

Definition of bidet

: a bathroom fixture used especially for bathing the external genitals and the anal region

Examples of bidet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bathroom includes a bidet as a pair of storage rooms and laundry area await on the garage level., "Realtors: Times change, importance of open houses doesn’t," 6 Jan. 2020 But for those who are lucky enough to encounter one: welcome to your new life, where the toilet seats are always warm and the bidet is perfectly pressured. Priya Krishna, Bon Appétit, "How the Toto Toilet Took America by a Quiet Storm," 19 Sep. 2019 Where to stay and eat in Osaka Eight-story midrange Hotel the Grandee has large beds and Toto bidets and is located in a quiet, strollable stretch of Namba, the city's entertainment district. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "Osaka Is a Food-Obsessed City Unlike Anywhere Else in Japan," 16 Nov. 2019 The home’s elegant, refined second-floor master suite comes with its own den and a master bath with luxurious formals, a bidet, double sinks and a separate shower. Emilia Benton, Houston Chronicle, "River Oaks home offers sophisticated living and entertaining," 26 Oct. 2019 Aghajanian and Nakayama have had instances where people forget to turn off the bidet, causing a miniature water show. Priya Krishna, Bon Appétit, "How the Toto Toilet Took America by a Quiet Storm," 19 Sep. 2019 But toilet paper is not, if used properly, any less sanitary than a bidet. Dan Nosowitz, Vox, "Who Gives a Crap," 17 July 2019 Plus: The all-new Mac Pro, Instant Pot's ace blender, and even a bidet. Wired Staff, WIRED, "From Cameras to Kayaks, All the Stuff We Loved This Month," 30 June 2019 The downstairs one had a roomy shower with a Naturals hair and body wash dispenser, a bidet and, surprisingly, a urinal. Anja Mutic, New York Times, "On Croatia’s Coast, Stunning Pools and a Mediterranean Mood," 5 May 2018

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First Known Use of bidet

1752, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bidet

French, small horse, bidet, from Middle French, from bider to trot

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The first known use of bidet was in 1752

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22 Jan 2020

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“Bidet.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bidet

: a bowl like a small toilet with faucets that is used for washing your bottom


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Medical Definition of bidet

: a bathroom fixture about the height of the seat of a chair used especially for bathing the external genitals and the anal region

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