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The Guy Behind the "Douchebag"

Learn about the origin of the word "douchebag" and why, despite its overuse, it's the perfect, light-hearted insult.

What comes to mind when you think of a douchebag? Probably not female escorts from the early 1800s, cleaning their hoohas to prevent STIs. But that’s where the word began.

AskMen explains the history of the word “douchebag” and how it went from describing an ancient vaginal cleanse to being the perfect fit for the dude with a spray-on tan who hits on your girlfriend. And while you may think the word is played out, we’re convinced that it’s still the perfect equal-opportunity insult. See why in AskMen’s defense of the douchebag.

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