bitch·​ery | \ ˈbi-chə-rē How to pronounce bitchery (audio) \
plural bitcheries

Definition of bitchery

: malicious, spiteful, or overbearing behavior also : an instance of such behavior

Examples of bitchery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meredith attempts to bond with Hallie upon their first meeting, and only responds with bitchery after Hallie continually provokes her. Kristen Lopez, Vox, 28 July 2018 The girls set her up to fail because of their own arguably questionable motives — reuniting their parents — which don’t get a fraction of the scrutiny Meredith’s supposed bitchery does. Kristen Lopez, Vox, 28 July 2018 Pip Torrens plays him with delightful, low-key bitchery, which makes up for any lack of snarkiness on behalf of her royal highness. Joanna Robinson,, 8 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of bitchery

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bitchery

bitch entry 1 + -ery

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“Bitchery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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