Bitch meaning

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The definition of a bitch is a female dog.

An example of bitch is a dog that gives birth to puppies.

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Bitch is defined as a slang word for a mean or aggressive woman.

An example of bitch is a woman who slaps another woman for no reason.

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Something very unpleasant or difficult.

Fixing the faucet turned out to be a bitch.

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Bitch means something that is a unpleasant or difficult to do.

An example of bitch is loading manure on to a truck.

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A female canine animal, especially a dog.
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Anything especially unpleasant or difficult.
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To complain; grumble.
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A woman considered to be mean, overbearing, or contemptible.
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The female of the dog, wolf, fox, etc.
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(figuratively) Something unforgiving and unpleasant.

Karma's a bitch.

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To behave spitefully or angrily toward.
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A female dog or other canine. In particular one who has recently had puppies.

My bitch just had puppies: they're so cute!

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(vulgar, offensive) A despicable or disagreeable, aggressive person, often female. [from the 15th c]

Ann gossiped about me and mocked my work; sometimes she can be a real bitch!

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A lewd or promiscuous woman.
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(colloquial) A queen (playing card), particularly the queen of spades in the card game of hearts.
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(intransitive) To behave or act as a bitch.
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A complaint.
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To complain.
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A complaint.
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(colloquial, usually only used in the singular) A difficult or confounding problem.

Level 5 was a real bitch, don’t you think?

That's a bitch of a question.

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(vulgar, offensive) A submissive person, often female, who does what others want; a slave. [from the 20th c]

Dude, don't be such a bitch. Assert yourself.

Do you have to ask your man before you do everything? You must be the bitch in the relationship.

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(colloquial) A complaint, especially when the complaint is unjustified.
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To criticize spitefully, often for the sake of complaining rather than in order to have the problem corrected.

All you ever do is bitch about the food I cook for you!

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(humorous, colloquial, used with a possessive pronoun) Friend. [from the 20th c]

What’s up, my bitch?

How my bitches been doin'?

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To botch; bungle. Often used with up.
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A woman regarded as malicious, bad-tempered, or aggressive.
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To bungle.
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Origin of bitch

  • Middle English bicche from Old English bicce

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English biche, bicche, from Old English biċċe, from Proto-Germanic *bikjǭ (compare Norwegian bikkja (“dog”), Old Danish bikke), from *bikjaną (“to thrust, attack”) (compare Old Norse bikkja (“plunge into water”), Dutch bikken (“to hack”)). More at bicker.

    From Wiktionary