an unpleasant difficulty
"this problem is a real bitch"
a person (usually but not necessarily a woman) who is thoroughly disliked
"she said her son thought Hillary was a bitch"
gripe, kick, beef, bitch, squawk(noun)
informal terms for objecting
"I have a gripe about the service here"
female of any member of the dog family
gripe, bitch, grouse, crab, beef, squawk, bellyache, holler(verb)
"What was he hollering about?"
say mean things
A female dog or other canine. In particular one who has recently had puppies.
My bitch just had puppies: they're so cute!
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!
Of a man, playful variation on dog (sense 4).
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).
A difficult or confounding problem.
A queen (playing card), particularly the queen of spades in the card game of hearts.
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?
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!
Origin: From biche, bicche, from bicce, from bikjōn (compare Norwegian bikkja, Old Danish bikke), from (compare Old Norse bikkja, Dutch bikken). More at bicker.
the female of the canine kind, as of the dog, wolf, and fox
an opprobrious name for a woman, especially a lewd woman
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
bich, n. the female of the dog, wolf, and fox. [A.S. bicce; Ice. bikkja.]
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The numerical value of bitch in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of bitch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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- ferreo canis exprimamusLatin
- chó cáiVietnamese
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