\ ˈbi-chē How to pronounce bitchy (audio) \
bitchier; bitchiest

Definition of bitchy

: characterized by malicious, spiteful, or arrogant behavior

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Other Words from bitchy

bitchily \ ˈbi-​chə-​lē How to pronounce bitchily (audio) \ adverb
bitchiness \ ˈbi-​chē-​nəs How to pronounce bitchiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of bitchy in a Sentence

a bitchy and vindictive boss who has punished workers who have had the gall to call attention to her mistakes
Recent Examples on the Web The story centers on a group of popular girls, all named named Heather (Shannen Doherty, Kim Walker, Lisanne Falk), and their other best friend, Veronica Sawyer (Winona Ryder), who love croquet, lunchtime polls, and being incredibly bitchy. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Everything You Didn't Know About Heathers," 30 Dec. 2019 His pieces range from quick sketches of the down-and-out in Delhi to bitchy reports of literary parties and on-the-go shots of trees, monuments, doorways, and the gorgeously polluted sky. Karan Mahajan, The New Yorker, "The Delhi Walla’s Visions of a Possibly Vanishing India," 11 Aug. 2019 The Upper East Side’s favorite bitchy blogger is returning in a reboot of the iconic teen series Gossip Girl scheduled to stream on HBO Max. Tim Stack,, "Gossip Girl reboot a go at HBO Max," 17 July 2019 Laing, who has achieved as close to zero percent body fat as a human being can get, makes Felicia sassy, showy and risk-taking, as well as bitchy in interactions with Bernadette. Christine Dolen,, "Review: Slow Burn’s ‘Priscilla’ joyous and heart-tugging," 17 June 2019 People say women are inherently bitchy and competitive. Allison Glock, Marie Claire, "The Change Makers: Constance Wu, Ava DuVernay, and Jessica Chastain," 7 Mar. 2019 Perhaps the most brilliant moment comes when Allan and Hennessey reconsider Othello and Iago as performed by a somewhat bitchy Richard Burton and Peter O’Toole. Sally Singer, Vogue, "With Slash, a Fetish for Pop Culture Leads to the Stage," 8 Jan. 2019 Sloth eventually, slowly, climbs down to talk to Colton, and a few of the women discuss how weird this is without being bitchy. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "The Bachelor Season Premiere Recap: Did You Know Colton's a Virgin?," 7 Jan. 2019 And there were really bitchy bands, like Royal Trux. Rob Tannenbaum, New York Times, "Stephen Malkmus Doesn’t Think He Was a Jerk," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of bitchy

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bitchy

bitch entry 1 + -y entry 1

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The first known use of bitchy was in 1925

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15 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Bitchy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bitchy

informal : very unpleasant, unfriendly, or rude

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