bitchier; bitchiest
: characterized by malicious, spiteful, or arrogant behavior
bitchily adverb
bitchiness noun

Examples of bitchy in a Sentence

a bitchy and vindictive boss who has punished workers who have had the gall to question the company's policies
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Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bitchy was in 1925

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“Bitchy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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