bidet

noun bi·det \ bi-ˈdā \

Definition of bidet

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

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Origin and Etymology of bidet

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


BIDET Defined for English Language Learners

bidet

noun

Definition of bidet for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

bidet

noun bi·det \ bi-ˈdā \

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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