bitch

noun
\ˈbich \

Definition of bitch 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the female of the dog or some other carnivorous mammals

2a often offensive : a malicious, spiteful, or overbearing woman sometimes used as a generalized term of abuse

b often offensive : a lewd or immoral woman

3 : something that is extremely difficult, objectionable, or unpleasant

4 : complaint

bitch

verb
bitched; bitching; bitches

Definition of bitch (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : spoil, botch bitched up their lives

3 : to complain of or about

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Examples of bitch in a Sentence

Noun

That word is a bitch to spell. tiresome members of the tour group who had one bitch after another

Verb

He bitched constantly about his old car, but he doesn't like his new one either. those lowly wage earners are always bitching about something
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First Known Use of bitch

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1675, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 2

History and Etymology for bitch

Noun

Middle English bicche, going back to Old English bicce, perhaps going back to a Germanic noun with varying final consonants and inflectional class, whence Old Norse bikkja "female dog," German (from 15th century) Petze, Betze

Verb

derivative of bitch entry 1

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The first known use of bitch was before the 12th century

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bitch

verb

English Language Learners Definition of bitch

: to complain about something in a repeated and annoying way

bitch

noun
\ˈbich \

Kids Definition of bitch

: a female dog

bitch

noun
\ˈbich \

Medical Definition of bitch 

: the female of the dog or some other carnivorous mammals

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