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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
bitch /bɪtʃ/USA pronunciation
n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
- a female dog, wolf, or fox.
- Slang TermsSlang. an unpleasant, nasty, spiteful, or selfish woman:She's a real bitch today.
anything very difficult or unpleasant:Man, that test was a bitch.
bitch•i•ness, n. [uncountable]Your bitchiness affects everyone here at work.
bitch•y,adj., -i•er, -i•est: He was really bitchy yesterday after he was fired.
- Slang Terms Slang. to complain; gripe[no object]bitches about how everyone hates her.
- a female dog.
- a female of canines generally.
- a malicious, unpleasant, selfish person, esp. a woman.
- anything difficult or unpleasant:The test was a bitch.
- anything memorable, esp. something exceptionally good:That last big party he threw was a real bitch.
- Slang Terms[Slang.]to complain; gripe:They bitched about the service, then about the bill.
- Slang Terms[Slang.]to spoil;
bungle (sometimes fol. by up):He bitched the job completely. You really bitched up this math problem.
Middle English bicche, Old English bicce;
cognate with Old Norse bikkja
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
bitch /bɪtʃ/ n
- a female dog or other female canine animal, such as a wolf
- offensive slang a malicious, spiteful, or coarse woman
- slang a difficult situation or problem
Etymology: Old English bicce
- (intransitive) to complain; grumble
- to behave (towards) in a spiteful or malicious manner
- (tr,) often followed by up: to botch; bungle
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