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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    (of a person) stupid and inept; uncool

    I understand that some people (not my friend) wear big brands just so people know they're rich, but they end up looking kind of douchey.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/09/2012
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    (of a thing) really bad; embarrassingly bad; crappy

    We're all here guessing douchey songs to close out the douchiest show ever.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 26/09/2012

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