Definition of douche
1a : a jet (see 1jet 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.
Origin and Etymology of 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 1tow
First Known Use: 1766
DOUCHE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of douche for English Language Learners
: a liquid that a woman squirts into her vagina to wash it; also : an object used to squirt such a liquid into the vagina
Medical Definition of douche
transitive verb: to administer or apply a douche to
intransitive verb: to take a douche
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