I simply posed this question to the Twitterverse...
"Seeking synonyms for the term 'DOUCHEBAG'. My editor for Lost Vegas book said I overused that word."Within an hour, here were some of the responses...
Thanks gang for all your help.
@ChrisKPHall... If fuckneck and twatcandle don't win I'm gonna be pissed.
@CherieBomb... ToolBox / ToolHead
@wesjustice...The fact that you were asked to lower your d-bag count for this book is making me look forward to it even more.
@Lillian2611 I like "dink". As an insult. :eyeroll:
@gadzooks64...Out with douchebag and in with twathead says I
@Hokulea34... doucherocket was always one of my favs
@BobbyBracelet...Yank out your artists card and pull rank. D'bag is never used too often. Watch out or you'll be inserting a love story soon, too.
@hippietex.... I was about to tweet the very same question. The power of douchebag is lost by its overuse-need a new word
@EdReif....I suggest showing respect... as in Mr. Douche Bag
@Irongirl01... how about touch hole, moron, tool, in place of douche bag mix it up
@ChrisKPHall... fuckneck, twatcandle, goober, dofus, felchbreath imo
@myttazzmyttazz... syn for douchebag = DB, tool & editor also works. try it & see. all are interchange100able
@kymb... Resplendent pile of bovine excrement ???
@Augbesian... Jerkoff, Jagoff, Jackoff, Jerkstore, all fall into the Douchebag category.
@drubin14... asshat, numnuts, dickbag
@monkeyhammer... assclown, jerkoff
@YorkyPuds...Could you use twat in place of Douchebag or would that be pushing it?
@StB08... would he accept fuckstick?
@mw4dice... dirtbag, mofo, SF Brains
@ChrisHiter..."Skippies" "Scooters" and an alteration to douchebag "Douche Wagon or Douchewagon"
@jencreason... What abt Jerkwad? twat?
@jtwrigleyville... I'm starting to become a big fan of douchenozzle. I don't think the nozzle gets enough respect. Asshat and Assclown are good too.
@JoeSpeaker... dickhead, dickwad, shit-for-brains, hipster
@ohcaptain... Thanks @taopauly - Twitter is now flowing with all the synonyms for douchbag. Some of these I never knew. I need to try each in a sentence.
@AlCantHang... But the real question. Did you call your editor a douchebag when he said that
@MattVolk... I'm partial to the term 'jagoff'.
@MacAnthony... I've always liked asshat, twathead and assjockey
@willythewise... frozen kumquat (who eats shit like that)
@akatkin... Dickhead and ass-clown are always good descriptors. I also agree w/@iggylicious on fucktard.
@peacecorn... jackhole (thought i made up that word in the early 80's, but saw it on the internet)
@SirFWALGMan... Sorry I fail. I used that word 3 times in my blog post today.
@Katitude... my dad's favourite: retroactive abortion candidate
@PokerVixen... You could change a few to "douche" instead of douchebag.
@MariaHo... how about tool, toolbag (which is like a hybrid of tool and douchebag)?!
@sellthekids... basically looking for the douchebagginess of the word for "donkey" - fucksticks? assholes? dipshits?
@good43... asshat, assjack (personal fav), hoosier, dipshit, dumbass, bag, failbag, loser, waffles, sirfwalgman....
@AlCantHang... Asshat http://www.alcanthang.com/poker/asshat.jpg
@Iggylicious... urban dictionary recommended one of my favorites: fucktard.
@AstinTO... assclown? dingleberry? saline sac?
@genebromberg... there are no synonyms for douchebag. The word conveys a simple, universal truth and there are no adequate substitutes.