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 Founded by Miki Agrawal, Tushy is known for its bidet attachments that quickly turn your bathroom into a spa. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "26 women-owned brands for all your everyday essentials," 1 Mar. 2021 Not surprisingly, the survey also found that one-third of Americans considered buying a bidet as an alternative. James Amburgey, Forbes, "How To Embrace Consumer Behavior Shifts In Times Of Crisis," 1 Mar. 2021 The seat on this low-profile bidet is also heated, with adjustable temperature controls. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "Don't rest on restroom technology. The flow of innovation can give you a smarter bathroom," 26 Dec. 2020 The bidet gods have blessed us with…a sitewide 20% off sale at Tushy. Lori Keong, SELF, "Every Single Cyber Monday Sale That's Worth Shopping This Year," 30 Nov. 2020 Some models offer an optional bidet function, but an after-market retrofit is possible. Michael Pollick,, "The best dual-flush toilet," 28 Feb. 2021 This bidet will give you an overall clean feeling faster than toilet paper alone. Stack Commerce, Popular Science, "Increase your personal hygiene with the most advanced bidet on the market," 20 Dec. 2020 The company's Innate intelligent toilet will open and close automatically, and boasts a heated seat and personal bidet. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, "CES 2021: Ready for smart bathrooms? Kohler unveils app-controlled bathtub," 12 Jan. 2021 Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood was built in 2019 with smart features such as security system and cameras as well as an electronic bidet toilet in the master suite. oregonlive, "On the market: Portland homes for sale with the top 10 trends for 2021," 21 Dec. 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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27 Mar 2021

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“Bidet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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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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