douche (n.)

1766, "jet of water," from French douche (16c.), from Italian doccia "shower," from docciare "to spray," from Latin ductionem "a leading," from ducere "to lead," from PIE root *deuk- "to lead." Meaning "vaginal cleansing" is from 1833. The verb is first attested 1838. Related: Douched; douching.

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