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[doosh-bag] /ˈduʃˌbæg/
a small syringe having detachable nozzles for fluid injections, used chiefly for vaginal lavage and for enemas.
Also called douche. Slang: Vulgar. a contemptible or despicable person.
Origin of douchebag
First recorded in 1930-35 Unabridged
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  • Buy, say, four ounces of tincture of iodine, and use two teaspoonfuls in two quarts of hot water in a douche bag.


    William J. Robinson
  • When they are given, it is advisable to use the small nozzle that comes with every douche bag set.

  • The douche bag should not be held higher than two feet above the patient's head.

  • Buy, say, four ounces of tincture of iodine, and use two teaspoonsful in two quarts of hot water in a douche bag.

British Dictionary definitions for douche bag

douche bag

the bag forming part of a douche
(slang) a contemptible person
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Word Origin and History for douche bag



also douche-bag, douche bag, 1893, from douche + bag (n.). American English slang sense of "contemptible person" attested by 1967.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for douche bag

douche bag

noun phrase

A despicable and loathsome person; scumbag: dirty, filthy douchebag/ Either this guy is a bigger douche bag than I even remember or something is way out of line

[1950s+ Students; recorded in the 1940s meaning ''a military misfit'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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