douche etymology

English word douche comes from Proto-Indo-European *dukn-, and later Proto-Italic *doukō (Lead.)

Detailed word origin of douche

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*dukn- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*doukō Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Lead.
duco Latin (lat) I draw, pull. I lead, guide. I prolong. I think, consider.
ductus Latin (lat) (Medieval Latin) conveyance (of water); hence, a channel. Generalship. Leadership, leading.
ductio Latin (lat) Leading (away).
doccione Italian (ita) Spout (for water); gargoyle.
doccia Italian (ita) (surgery) plaster cast. Drainpipe. Shower.
douche French (fra) (juggling) shower. Shower.
douche English (eng) To administer a douche to; to shower; to douse. To use a douche. (slang, derogatory) A contemptible person; a worthless, brainless or disgusting person. (Earlier douche bag.). A jet or current of water or vapour directed upon some part of the body to benefit it medicinally; in particular, such a jet directed at the vagina for vaginal irrigation.. Something that produces the jet or current in [...]

Words with the same origin as douche

Descendants of *dukn-
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