What does bitch mean?

Definitions for bitch

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bitchnoun

    an unpleasant difficulty

    "this problem is a real bitch"

  2. cunt, bitchnoun

    a person (usually but not necessarily a woman) who is thoroughly disliked

    "she said her son thought Hillary was a bitch"

  3. gripe, kick, beef, bitch, squawknoun

    informal terms for objecting

    "I have a gripe about the service here"

  4. bitchverb

    female of any member of the dog family

  5. gripe, bitch, grouse, crab, beef, squawk, bellyache, hollerverb


    "What was he hollering about?"

  6. backbite, bitchverb

    say mean things


  1. bitchnoun

    A female dog or other canine. In particular one who has recently had puppies.

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

  2. bitchnoun

    Term of contempt applied to a woman, conveying a judgement that she or her behavior are despicable, disagreeable, etc.

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

  3. bitchnoun

    Of a man, playful variation on dog (sense 4).

  4. bitchnoun


  5. bitchnoun

    Term of (sometimes humorous) contempt applied by extension to a male, implying that he or his behavior are unmanly, submissive, despicable, etc. By extension, any person who is seen as being in a submissive role in a relationship (often preceded by the).

  6. bitchnoun

    A complaint.

  7. bitchnoun

    A difficult or confounding problem.

  8. bitchnoun

    A queen (playing card), particularly the queen of spades in the card game of hearts.

  9. bitchverb

    To make derogatory comments (about a person).

    Look, I saw you bitching about me yesterday, I know how you feel: why can't you say it to my face?

  10. bitchverb

    To criticize (something) 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!

  11. Etymology: From biche, bicche, from bicce, from bikjōn (compare Norwegian bikkja, Old Danish bikke), from (compare Old Norse bikkja, Dutch bikken). More at bicker.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bitchnoun

    Etymology: bitge, Saxon.

    And at his feet a bitch wolf suck did yield
    To two young babes. Edmund Spenser, Vision of Bellay.

    I have been credibly informed, that a bitch will nurse, play with, and be fond of young foxes, as much as, and in place of her puppies. John Locke.

    John had not run a madding so long, had it not been for an extravagant bitch of a wife. John Arbuthnot, History of J. Bull.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bitchnoun

    the female of the canine kind, as of the dog, wolf, and fox

  2. Bitchnoun

    an opprobrious name for a woman, especially a lewd woman


  1. Bitch

    Bitch, literally meaning a female dog, is a common slang term in the English language, especially used as a denigrating term applied to a person, commonly a woman. It often refers to someone who is belligerent, unreasonable, malicious, rudely intrusive, and/or aggressive. Its original use as a vulgarism, documented to the fourteenth century, suggested high sexual desire in a woman, comparable to a dog in heat. The range of meanings has expanded in modern usage. In a feminist context, it can indicate a strong or assertive woman, one who might make men feel threatened. When applied to a man, bitch is a derogatory term for a subordinate.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bitch

    bich, n. the female of the dog, wolf, and fox. [A.S. bicce; Ice. bikkja.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. bitchnoun

    Prostitute, literally meaning "female dog" (derogatory)

  2. bitchnoun

    Girlfriend or lover.

  3. bitchnoun

    A man who behaves like a woman (derogatory). Cause some of y'all niggas is bitches too -- Ice-T (Bitches 2)

  4. bitchnoun

    An empowered woman. I used to be scared of the dick. Now I throw lips to the shit, handle it like a real bitch -- Lil' Kim (Big Momma Thang)

  5. bitchverb

    To curse or nag about something.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bitch' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4106

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bitch in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bitch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of bitch in a Sentence

  1. Gen. Joseph Stilwell:

    On Chiang Kai-Shek: "He's a son of a bitch but he's our son of a bitch."

  2. Happy Gilmore:

    Happy Son of a bitch ball. Why can't you go home Aren't you good enough for your home Answer me. Suck my white ass ball.

  3. Mg:

    I'm a human and I placed my trust! Yet all I receive from you is bloody, money lust! Maybe you think you creeped and cheated, Yet, you just lost the one who supported. I maybe agonising for trusting you! Trust me, I shall see more gruesome pain in you. Money is a bitch which you're holding now! But, I have enjoyed it so much, you'd should take bow! Not one day, it takes a moment to for me to surpass you! I'd enjoy it, while I see you in the streets of blue!

  4. Washington Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas:

    When I missed the first free throw, and made the second, I'm running back, the fan had both of his middle fingers up and said,' fuck you, bitch' three times, so then the timeout goes, and I go in the stands and confront him. I said,' don't be disrespectful'.

  5. Chris Hollingsworth:

    And I beat the ever-living f *** out of him, choked him and everything else trying to get him under control and we finally got him in handcuffs when a third man got there and the son of a bitch was still fighting and we was still wrestling with him trying to hold him down because he was spitting blood everywhere, and then all of a sudden he just went limp.

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    lacking in nutritive value
    • A. sesquipedalian
    • B. jejune
    • C. naiant
    • D. commensal

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