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son of a bitch

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noun \ˈsən-ə-və-ˌbich also ˈsəm-ˌbich; as an interj ˌsən-ə-və-ˈbich\

Simple Definition of son of a bitch

  • : a person (especially a man) who you strongly dislike or hate

  • —used to express surprise, disappointment, anger, etc.

  • : something that is very difficult or unpleasant

Full Definition of son of a bitch

plural sons of bitch·es play \ˌsən-zə-ˈbi-chəz\

sometimes vulgar

  1. :  bastard 3 —sometimes used interjectionally to express surprise or disappointment

Examples of son of a bitch

  1. That son of a bitch insulted my family.

  2. He's a mean son of a bitch.

  3. The test turned out to be a real son of a bitch.



1671

First Known Use of son of a bitch

1671


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