\ˈbi-chē \
bitchier; bitchiest

Definition of bitchy 

: characterized by malicious, spiteful, or arrogant behavior

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Other Words from bitchy

bitchily \ˈbi-​chə-​lē \ adverb
bitchiness \ˈbi-​chē-​nəs \ 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

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The Women Adapted from Clare Boothe Luce's play, this glossy 1939 satire about pampered Manhattan wives hasn't lost its bitchy edge. Patrick Friel, Chicago Reader, "Dance / Film / On Video Joan Crawford shines in five Hollywood classics," 26 June 2018 As shame made way for pride, it was viewed as an uncomfortable anachronism, perpetuating the negative stereotype of the bitchy, self-hating, maudlin gay victim. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'The Boys in the Band': Theater Review," 1 June 2018 The bitchy quips are all delivered and landed with deft comic timing, and the show is an entertaining primer in the now widely accepted art of throwing shade. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto Enter Sniping in ‘The Boys in the Band’," 31 May 2018 There have been representations of powerful women who are shown as bitchy, like armor. Greg Braxton,, "Lawyers, kink and money: Maggie Siff finds her richest role yet in Showtime's ‘Billions’," 4 May 2018 The other things that surprises me frankly is how bitchy the book is. Fox News, "Mixed media verdict on Syria bombing," 16 Apr. 2018 The other thing that surprises me, frankly, is how bitchy the book is. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Is James Comey Helping?," 16 Apr. 2018 That being said, here are some of the reactions that are more likely to get a bitchy response from me: 1. Jessica Levy, Redbook, "10 Things to Never Say to a Woman Who's Had a Miscarriage," 31 Jan. 2017 It's been a day and a half since Kim Kardashian went and broke the internet again Sunday night, timed perfectly with this week's KUWTK and its bitchy T-Swift subplot. Alex Rees, Cosmopolitan, "Here's How Taylor Swift's Squad Has Responded to Kim Kardashian's #ReceiptGate2016 Snapchats," 19 July 2016

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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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English Language Learners Definition of bitchy

: very unpleasant, unfriendly, or rude

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