douche

noun
\ ˈdüsh How to pronounce douche (audio) \

Definition of douche

1a : a jet (see jet entry 1 sense 3a(1)) or current of liquid (such as a cleansing solution) directed against or into a bodily part or cavity (such as the vagina)
b : an act of cleansing with a douche
2 : a device for giving douches
3 British : an abrupt often chastening shock to the nerves, emotions, or awareness the icy douche (what he said about my work)— John Fowles
4 chiefly US slang : an obnoxious or offensive person : douchebag In the show Edward is portrayed as a thin-skinned, self-serving faker, or, as one of the show's principals Stan so pithily repeats throughout the program, "a liar," "a fake," and "a douche."— David Daegling et al.

Other Words from douche

douche verb

First Known Use of douche

1739, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for douche

French, from Italian doccia, from docciare to douche, from doccia water pipe, probably back-formation from doccione conduit, from Latin duction-, ductio means of conveying water, from ducere to lead — more at tow entry 1

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“Douche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/douche. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for douche

douche

noun
\ ˈdüsh How to pronounce douche (audio) \

Medical Definition of douche

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : a jet or current of liquid (as a cleansing solution) directed against or into a bodily part or cavity (as the vagina)
b : an act of cleansing with a douche
2 : a device for giving douches

douche

verb
douched; douching

Medical Definition of douche (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to administer or apply a douche to

intransitive verb

: to take a douche

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