bitch

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bitch say mean things
    • v bitch complain "What was he hollering about?"
    • n bitch female of any member of the dog family
    • n bitch informal terms for objecting "I have a gripe about the service here"
    • n bitch a person (usually but not necessarily a woman) who is thoroughly disliked "she said her son thought Hillary was a bitch"
    • n bitch an unpleasant difficulty "this problem is a real bitch"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bitch a complaint.
    • Bitch An opprobrious name for a woman, especially a lewd woman.
    • Bitch an unpleasant, malicious, or offensive person.
    • Bitch something difficult or unpleasant.
    • Bitch The female of the canine kind, as of the dog, wolf, and fox.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bitch The female of the dog; also, by extension, the female of other canine animals, as of the wolf and fox.
    • n bitch A coarse name of reproach for a woman.
    • n bitch plural A set of three chains for slinging pipes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bitch bich the female of the dog, wolf, and fox.
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Quotations

  • Angela Lansbury
    Angela Lansbury
    “I just stopped playing bitches on wheels and peoples' mothers. I have only a few more years to kick up my heels!”
  • Maya Angelou
    Maya%20Angelou
    “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.”
  • Daniel Daly
    Daniel Daly
    “Come on, you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever?”
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich%20Nietzsche
    “These people abstain, it is true: but the bitch Sensuality glares enviously out of all they do.”
  • Adrienne Gusoff
    Adrienne Gusoff
    “Not only is life a bitch, but it is always having puppies.”
  • Ross Presser
    Ross Presser
    “Life's a bitch, and life's got lots of sisters.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. biche, bicche, AS. bicce,; cf. Icel. bikkja, G. betze, peize,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bicce; Ice. bikkja.

Usage

In literature:

There is a fine leather portmanteau, or what was once such, now the residence of a colley bitch and her litter of pups.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
Damn your eyes, you pimping son of a bitch, go this instant, or I'll stick my knife in your gammons.
"The Fall of British Tyranny" by John Leacock
Jake," in a tone of withering scorn, "who's only fit to mate wi' a bitch wolf.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
She's an awful bitch, too ... his wife!
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
High-bred bitches will show sudden passions for low-bred or mongrel males.
"The Truth About Woman" by C. Gasquoine Hartley
Bitches don't go mad, my dear.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
Harriet was a lewed bitch.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
The Master watched closely, but nothing happened, save that the bitch ostentatiously closed her eyes.
"Finn The Wolfhound" by A. J. Dawson
But he was alone with his bitch.
"Sound of Terror" by Don Berry
This is as bitching as blood can seem.
"The Land of Look Behind" by Paul Cameron Brown
She was like a snarling bitch, savage over her threatened young.
"Coquette" by Frank Swinnerton
That same day we went as far as Bitche; the next, to Hornbach; then to Kaiserslautern.
"The Conscript" by Émile Erckmann
As for finding things out, she's got a nose like that little terrier bitch o' mine.
"Mad Shepherds" by L. P. Jacks
T' windward, ye bitch!
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
You're a lousy, God damn, white-livered son of a bitch.
"The Draw" by Jerome Bixby
I won't have a lot of sons-of-bitches hanging around this place like in Seattle.
"The Everett massacre" by Walker C. Smith
Now I am aware that in the States, for this reason, a bitch is seldom kept.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
It taught us that this bitch can't be trusted.
"The Giants From Outer Space" by Geoff St. Reynard
Zephyrine, in a transport of fury, brought down her umbrella on her rival's fair head, and called her a bitch and a trollop.
"The Revolt of the Angels" by Anatole France
Nay if we scratch him tho' he itches, Calls us a hundred Sons of Bitches.
"Aesop Dress'd" by Bernard Mandeville
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In poetry:

The tattle of my
Gold joints, my way of turning
Bitches to ripples of silver
Rolls out a carpet, a hush.
"Gigolo" by Sylvia Plath
Women of night life along the shadows,
Lean at your throats and skulking the walls,
Gaunt as a bitch worn to the bone,
Under the paint of your smiling faces:
It is much to be warm and sure of to-morrow.
"It Is Much" by Carl Sandburg
I'm dull as water in a ditch,
Making these silly bits of rhyme;
My Lord, I'm told, was passing rich
And must have has a lovely time;
With champagne and a pretty bitch
No need to heed the church-bell chime.
"Room Ghost" by Robert W Service
Said Thomas to Richard, "To speak my opinion,
There is not such a bitch in King George's dominion;
And I firmly believe, if thou knew'st her as I do,
Thou wouldst choose out a whipping-post first to be tied to.
"The Progress of Advice. A Common Case" by William Shenstone
I'll wait until my money's gone
Before I take the sleeping pills;
Then when they find me in the dawn,
Remote from earthly ails and ills
They'll say: "She's broke, the foreign bitch!"
And dump me in the common ditch.
"Roulette" by Robert W Service
Funny how hard it is to be alone.
I could spend half my evenings, if I wanted,
Holding a glass of washing sherry, canted
Over to catch the drivel of some bitch
Who's read nothing but Which;
Just think of all the spare time that has flown
"Vers De Société" by Philip Larkin

In news:

I really, really wish this stupid, ignorant BITCH sitting next to me would just shut the fuck up already.
To the woman (yeah, nice fucking ankle-length summer dress you loud-ass bitch) on the train with the stupid, fake-ass looking box-shaped gold purse: Why won't you shut up already.
Sadly, outside of the occasional Old Milwaukee commercial, occasional 'SNL' appearance, or maybe even the latest episode of 'Bitch Hunter,' we're unlikely to see Will Ferrell take any regular presence on the small screen again.
Lara's Library (Sort Of): Inkling Edition of Stitch 'n Bitch Superstar Knitting .
Booth, as the Night Bitch, would join a cast that includes returning stars Aaron Johnson and Chloe Moretz, plus newcomers Donald Faison and John Leguizamo.
Lindy Booth is in talks to play Night Bitch in Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall.
And spitting rhymes about "getting bitches" by simply wearing a "blue tuxedo," Three Loco 's absurdist lyrics are truly "Neato.".
The ¡Mayday dudes have a message for Miami, and it's "Bitch, I'm back.".
Can Nicki Minaj break the bitch-ho barrier.
Missy Elliott "She's a Bitch" (1999) With his fisheye lens in tow.
8) Missy Elliott "She's a Bitch" (1999) With his fisheye lens in tow, director Hype Williams was at the helm of this big budget production.
'All Stars' Ru-Cap: No More Mister Nice Bitch.
Friedberger, Matthew The Neighbors Matricidal Sons of Bitches Thrill Jockey Records 2:22 AM.
"Is this all you have to bitch about.".
Recent titles at the book store have included Becoming China's Bitch and When China Rules the World.
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