bidet

noun

bi·​det bi-ˈdā How to pronounce bidet (audio)
: 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 While guests say there is no food or drinks allowed, the hotel gets love for its convenient location and thoughtful amenities (PJs handed out and heated toilet seats with a bidet for example), this lodging provides a haven amid the urban hustle and bustle. Tina Charisma, Essence, 26 Mar. 2024 This surprisingly useful portable bidet is great for minimalist travelers. Joel Balsam, Travel + Leisure, 21 Mar. 2024 Stay clean on the road with these affordable travel bidets. Joel Balsam, Travel + Leisure, 21 Mar. 2024 In the Maldives, as in South East Asia, expect a spray-gun-style bidet on every toilet. Christopher Cameron, Robb Report, 12 Mar. 2024 No underfloor foot-warming, but there’s a bidet in the WC—no upscale Italian hotel would dare skip that amenity. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 5 Mar. 2024 There is no bidet or fancy electronics in the toilet, but the shower and bath are each located in their own rooms larger than most Manhattan apartments. Nicolas Stecher, Robb Report, 16 Feb. 2024 The floors are standard issue, but yes, there’s a bidet in every single room. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 16 Jan. 2024 This bidet attachment features a slim design that connects to fresh tap water and fits most toilets, has a comfortable nozzle spray, and is easy to install. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 4 Feb. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1752, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bidet was in 1752

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Cite this Entry

“Bidet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bidet. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

bidet

noun
bi·​det bi-ˈdā How to pronounce bidet (audio)
: 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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