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 Some comedic moments get unexpected emphasis, such as when the image of an erupting bidet triggers a spray of water from the nozzle in front of each seat. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 5 Aug. 2022 Installing a bidet seat that sprays your backside allows families to cut down on toilet paper consumption, and can lead to savings of $231 per year, according to Consumer Reports. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 13 July 2022 This bath has a separate room for the commode, a bidet and the shower. James Alexander And James Alexander, Hartford Courant, 10 July 2022 The decades of innovation are evident in this quiet-close bidet. Monique Valeris, Good Housekeeping, 28 June 2022 Other customers have dragged in lawn mowers, tires, mattresses, gallons of motor oil and even a used bidet. Lauren Debter, Forbes, 9 June 2022 Could a travel bidet change the game for outdoor pursuits? Anna Callaghan, Outside Online, 29 Apr. 2020 One side features a dressing area with closets on three walls and a large vanity space, plus a bathroom with a jacuzzi tub, sink, toilet and bidet. cleveland, 21 Jan. 2022 The Washlet+Totos come with bidet seats and conceal attendant water lines and power cables. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, 21 Jan. 2022 See More

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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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18 Aug 2022

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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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