An example of a bastard is a child who does not know her father.
An example of something that can be referred to as a bastard is a song that has been poorly remade.
An example of someone who may be called a bastard is someone who routinely bullies others.
A bastard style of architecture.
Gneiss is called bastard granite.
Origin of bastard
- Middle English from Old French probably of Germanic origin Old Frisian bōst marriage
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition