bitchery

noun

bitch·​ery ˈbi-chə-rē How to pronounce bitchery (audio)
plural bitcheries
: malicious, spiteful, or overbearing behavior
also : an instance of such behavior

Examples of bitchery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Taylor-Joy brings a cagey survivalism to Margot, a girl who gives the sense she's had to get herself out of ugly scenarios many times before, and the notes Chau hits are delicious, a symphony of passive-aggressive bitchery. Leah Greenblatt, EW.com, 16 Nov. 2022 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, VanityFair.com, 8 Jan. 2017

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Word History

Etymology

bitch entry 1 + -ery

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bitchery was in 1936

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Cite this Entry

“Bitchery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bitchery. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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