Douchebag vs Retarded - What's the difference?
As a noun douchebag
is a sterile container which holds the fluid used for giving a vaginal douche.
As an adjective retarded is
delayed; delayed in development, hindered; impeded.
As a verb retarded is
* douche bag
A sterile container which holds the fluid used for giving a vaginal douche.
(US, slang, vulgar) A jerk or asshole; a mean or rude person; someone seen as being arrogant, snobby or obnoxious.
- ''That douchebag ruined my shrimp cocktail.
- ''Why doesn’t that guy get a job? He’s a regular douchebag .
(US, slang) Any social misfit; a doofus, dork, or nerd.
- ''It's fine to help your friends eat healthy, but don't be a douchebag and harass them about it.
- ''That pocket protector makes you look like a douchebag .
Delayed; delayed in development, hindered; impeded.
* 2004 , Duncan Mackay, The Observer , 8 Aug 2004:
(chiefly, North America) Underdeveloped (of a person's intelligence, abilities etc.).
* 2000 , Kate Connolly, The Guardian , 19 Apr 2000:
- HGH, which was originally developed to assist children with retarded growth, is believed to be especially popular with sprinters.
(colloquial, derogatory) Stupid, dumb.
* 1988 , Raymond E Feist, Faerie Tale :
- The European Roma Rights Centre in Budapest, which is representing the children - from the north-eastern city of Ostrava - said that the education ministry and local authorities had for decades "perpetuated a system which routinely brands disproportionate numbers of Gypsies as mentally retarded ".
(physics) Designating a parameter of an electromagnetic field which is adjusted to account for the finite speed of radiation.
- Looking at Jack, Gabbie said, "What?" "That's the Troll Bridge." She groaned at the pun. "That's retarded ."