\ 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 bitchy (audio) \ adverb
bitchiness \ ˈbi-​chē-​nəs How to pronounce bitchy (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 At least in this premiere episode, characters are bitchy but not offensively cruel. Kyndall Cunningham, Vulture, 8 July 2021 At least in High Flying Bird (2019) and Lucky Logan (2017), Soderbergh got vital performances from Sonja Sohn as a bitchy black executrix and Daniel Craig as a redneck savant — surprising testaments to American eccentricity. Armond White, National Review, 2 July 2021 Both Art and Scarlet have prepared a Bindi Irwin, and both are trying to pass off their bitchy passive-aggression as fun banter. Shaad D'souza, Vulture, 8 May 2021 Most Rent-heads were utterly delighted and supportive, but as the night went on and the benefit turned out to actually be a benefit (rather than a straight-up performance of the musical), some commenters got downright bitchy. Jackson Mchenry, Vulture, 3 Mar. 2021 Luckily, in the episode’s most touching moment, bitchy hot girl Yasmine takes pity on him and finally decides to sign his cast. Brian Moylan, Vulture, 3 Jan. 2021 Look, people talk about how mean and bitchy and horrible and terrible and backbiting fashion is and stuff. Phillip Picardi, Vogue, 16 Dec. 2020 Beginning as a bitchy cheerleader assigned to infiltrate the Glee club, Santana went on to become one of the most essential members of the New Directions and Glee as a whole. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 13 July 2020 The women who staff the pageant are bitchy to Turquoise, as if getting pregnant stripped her of all her value. Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic, 19 June 2020

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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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22 Jul 2021

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“Bitchy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bitchy

: very unpleasant, unfriendly, or rude


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