Shower etymology


English word shower comes from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ḱēwer-, and later Proto-Germanic *skūrō (Shelter, shack Rainshower. Storm.)

Etymology of shower

Detailed word origin of shower

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*(s)ḱēwer- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*skūrō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Shelter, shack Rainshower. Storm.
scūr Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
scur Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Shower.
shour Middle English (1100-1500) (enm) A rain shower.. An assault.. Hardship.
shower English (en) (chiefly, Irish, UK, Australia, pejorative) A shower of shit.. (chiefly, Irish, euphemistic, pejorative, with of and an invective) Used as an intensifying pluralizer or intensifier. (obsolete) A battle, an attack; conflict.. A baby shower.. A bridal shower.. A brief fall of precipitation.. A device for bathing by which water is made to fall on the body from a height, either from a tank or by [...]