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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
bitch /bɪtʃ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a female dog, wolf, or fox.
  2. Slang TermsSlang. an unpleasant, nasty, spiteful, or selfish woman:She's a real bitch today.
  3. Slang TermsSlang.
    • anything very difficult or unpleasant:Man, that test was a bitch.

v. 
  1. Slang Terms Slang. to complain;
    gripe:[no object]bitches about how everyone hates her.
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.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
bitch  (bich),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a female dog.
  2. a female of canines generally.
  3. Slang Terms
    • a malicious, unpleasant, selfish person, esp. a woman.
    • a lewd woman.
  4. Slang Terms
    • a complaint.
    • 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.

v.i. 
  1. Slang Termsto complain;
    gripe:They bitched about the service, then about the bill.

v.t. 
  1. Slang Termsto spoil;
    bungle (sometimes fol. by up):He bitched the job completely. You really bitched up this math problem.
  • bef. 1000; Middle English bicche, Old English bicce; cognate with Old Norse bikkja


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

bitch /bɪtʃ/ n
  1. a female dog or other female canine animal, such as a wolf
  2. offensive slang a malicious, spiteful, or coarse woman
  3. slang a difficult situation or problem
vb informal
  1. (intransitive) to complain; grumble
  2. to behave (towards) in a spiteful or malicious manner
  3. (tr,) often followed by up: to botch; bungle
Etymology: Old English bicce



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