What does bidet mean?

bidet meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1620s, "small horse," from French bidet (16c.), of not known etymology. Originally in French "a little horse, a pony," thus "a vessel on a reduced narrow stand, which may be bestridden for bathing functions," a sense attested in English from 1766.


bidet meaning in General Dictionary

a basin for cleansing genitals and rectal area

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  • A small horse formerly allowed to each trooper or dragoon to carry their baggage.
  • some sort of bath tub for sitting bathrooms; a soothing sitz bath.

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bidet meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A small horse previously permitted to each trooper or dragoon for carrying his luggage.

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  • (n.) A kind of bathtub for sitting baths; a sitz bath.