transitive verb

Definition of abastardize


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First Known Use of abastardize

1574, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abastardize

modification (with verb suffix conformed to -ize) of Middle French abastardir, going back to Old French, from a-, prefix in transitive verbs (going back to Latin ad- ad-) + bastardir, verb derivative of bastard bastard entry 1

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“Abastardize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abastardize. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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