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bastard

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noun bas·tard \ˈbas-tərd\

Definition of bastard

  1. 1 :  an illegitimate child

  2. 2 :  something that is spurious, irregular, inferior, or of questionable origin

  3. 3 a :  an offensive or disagreeable person —used as a generalized term of abuse b :  man, fellow

bas·tard·ly adjective


Examples of bastard

  1. Congratulations on getting the job, you lucky bastard!

  2. His wife left him, the poor bastard.

  3. Life can be a real bastard sometimes.



Origin of bastard

Middle English, from Anglo-French, probably of Germanic origin; akin to OldFrisian bost marriage, Old English bindan to bind


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with bastard


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bastard

adjective bas·tard

Definition of bastard

  1. 1 :  illegitimate

  2. 2 :  of mixed or ill-conceived origin <known for coining bastard words>

  3. 3 :  of abnormal shape or irregular size

  4. 4 :  of a kind similar to but inferior to or less typical than some standard

  5. 5 :  lacking genuineness or authority :  false



Examples of bastard

  1. <Alexander Hamilton appears to have been bothered by the fact that he was a bastard child.>

  2. <a bastard knockoff of a far superior thriller>



14th Century

First Known Use of bastard

14th century



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