bitch·​ery | \ˈbi-chə-rē \
plural bitcheries

Definition of bitchery 

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

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Meredith attempts to bond with Hallie upon their first meeting, and only responds with bitchery after Hallie continually provokes her. Kristen Lopez, Vox, "The Parent Trap, Meredith Blake, and the ongoing reclamation of “bitch”," 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, "The Parent Trap, Meredith Blake, and the ongoing reclamation of “bitch”," 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,, "Golden Globe Winner The Crown Is the Best New Show You Should Be Watching," 8 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of bitchery

1532, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bitchery

bitch entry 1 + -ery

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