- Clever. Very clever, I must say (: Well, anyway, I simply removed it ... quite a poor example, really. --Eivind (t) 15:10, 9 April 2009 (UTC)
This defintion sucks! And the quote is even worse. My attempt at a definition is: "An obnoxiously arrogant person lacking intelligence and social skills with a grossly inappropriate high sense of self-worth, leading him/her to consistently act foolishly in front of others but never realizing it." The key is that a douche never realizes how moronic and transparent they are and on top of that, they are arrogant which makes it very frustrating.
This definition, "An idiot, a dim-witted person" is not really accurate. Actually, douchebags are ppl who are blowhards, know-it-alls, self-aware, self-important, jerks. Donald Trump was a much better example. You can be smart or dumb and still be a douchebag. In fact, smart ppl are more likely to be one.--Esprit15d 15:11, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
Hello, in italian "stronzo" means in fact "droppings"
but I am quite sure that it is used now in Italy as equivalent of "jerk". Two proofs:
- a documentary film showing the caricature of Donald Sutherland by Federico Fellini, undertitled "il stronzo", while Fellini's comment was about "that jerk Casanova" . But was Fellini speaking english ? My remembrance is blurred...
- In Italy, I have been called "Stronzo !" by a lady whose toes I had stomped upon inadvertently in a street...
After all, can somebody check ? I've not been in Italy now for quite a long time... T.y. Arapaima 09:57, 24 February 2010 (UTC)
Thanks to Equinox & Esprit15d, I now see what is meant by "douchebag" in slang :
- some obnoxious loud-speaking annoying party-ruining bore. So, to be such an overconfident "macho", he must have an excess of blood-running testostérone, hence is certainly not a "couille molle" ("soft balls" in French) ( pardon me Mglovesfun...) T.y. Arapaima 07:25, 25 February 2010 (UTC)
Origins and early examples
Can we have a section illustrating (with examples) the earliest usages of this term? 184.108.40.206 00:27, 22 May 2012 (UTC)
- http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=douche says it was first used as an insult in 1967!