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

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Meanwhile, other countries continued to embrace the bidet. Maria Teresa Hart, The Atlantic, "The Bidet's Revival," 18 Mar. 2018 The master bedroom leads directly to the pool area, and the master bathroom has a marble floor, sauna, bidet and water closet. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "$800,000 Homes in Missouri, Georgia and Pennsylvania," 16 May 2018 The master bathroom features a natural stone floor, tub, walk-in natural tile shower, bidet, and vanity with a stone countertop. Margaret Demarino,, "Property of the week: 95 West Road, Canton," 6 July 2017 In many Asian cities, toilets have approached an art form, where a computerized keypad offers options for a personal rinse and dry after flushing — sort of a toilet and bidet combined. Michael Milne,, "Field-Tested Travel Tips: Where To 'Go' On Vacation," 27 Apr. 2018 If only her co-conspirator Amy Schumer could have submitted her question about bidets in person, no? Chelsea Peng, Marie Claire, "Seeing-How-Many-Marshmallows-She-Can-Fit-into-Her-Mouth JLaw Is Definitely the Best JLaw," 1 Oct. 2015 Sleep tech is the final frontier of the wellness economy, which, by the way, has already embraced bidets. Brennan Kilbane, GQ, "All the New Tech That’s Upgrading Your Sleep Routine," 30 Mar. 2018 Rebranding the bidet became her side project, and in 2016 Tushy was quietly introduced. Lauren Mechling, New York Times, "Why Is This Woman So Preoccupied With Your Bathroom Habits?," 6 Feb. 2018 Big Business,’ the site where a dangerous case of mistaken identity begins in ‘North by Northwest,’ and where Michael J. ‘Crocodile’ Dundee learns what a bidet is. Time, "21 Hotels We Can't Wait to Visit in 2018," 16 Feb. 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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English Language Learners Definition of bidet

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


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

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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