Where in the world did the word shampoo originate? I've always wondered but never really researched it. I mean..conditoner conditions your hair...but shampoo?? I would be greatful for any insight...
It used to mean "massage" and comes from the Hindi, capo, which is a form of the verb "to press." Entering English circa 1750, that sense is now archaic, being suplanted by the semantics of washing of fiberous tufts through permeating lather.
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