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or douche bag

[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
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Buy, say, four ounces of tincture of iodine, and use two teaspoonsful in two quarts of hot water in a douche bag.

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

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

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

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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