What is a doucheling?

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Doucheling (pronounced "doosh-ling") is an insult that describes a person who has traits of a douchebag but is not entirely one. For example, a doucheling may be someone who comes across as arrogant but not as bad once you get to know them.

You will likely see doucheling online, especially on social media, during arguments. However, you may also see it in messages and hear it uttered in person.

Origin of doucheling

The slang term "doucheling" comes from the more common douchebag insult popularized in the 1980s and 90s. It is unclear who coined the term, but it became popular in the 2000s to describe young douchebags in training or people who were kind of jerks but not quite full-blown.


I wouldn't listen to what he says; he's a doucheling
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Updated March 7, 2023

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