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 master wing has electronic shades with a master bath that features dual vanities, a marble Jacuzzi tub, a shower with dual programmable shower heads and a water closet with a bidet. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, "Lou Holtz is selling $4.5 million Orlando mansion with man cave, cigar room and trophy rotunda," 15 Sep. 2020 Bio Bidet: Snag up to 25% off top-selling bidet models through September 11. Brooklinen: Snag 15% off sitewide with code LABORDAY-15, and stock up on bedding, towels and more. Chelsea Stone, CNN Underscored, "All the Labor Day sales and deals to shop this weekend," 7 Sep. 2020 The elder Tom recruited the younger Tom to help build a bidet business stateside. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, "The Bidet Never Caught On In the US. Then the Pandemic Came.," 19 Aug. 2020 The messiest the house gets is a literal mess when Enzo can't figure out how to use the bidet in the washroom, and then doesn't clean up the water that gets everywhere. Kyle Fowle,, "Big Brother recap: The Commission is in full control as Tyler makes two predictable nominations," 24 Aug. 2020 Their hero product, the Omigo, is inspired by Japanese bidet technology. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, "The Bidet Never Caught On In the US. Then the Pandemic Came.," 19 Aug. 2020 This easy-to-install bidet attachment has skyrocketed up our favorites list for the second month in a row. Kami Phillips, CNN Underscored, "The 20 products Underscored readers loved in June," 2 July 2020 In an era of toilet paper shortages, there’s a newfound appreciation for a luxurious bidet, that doesn’t cost the same as a year of college. Jennifer Jolly, USA TODAY, "10 tech gadgets to help make summer awesome," 20 June 2020 Enjoy 8 water pressure levels and 4 temperature levels for the bidet and water spray alone, as well as a heated seat, automatic flush, and air dryer. Popular Science, "Smart toilets that might improve your entire life," 17 June 2020

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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 Sep 2020

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“Bidet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 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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