What does bitch mean?

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This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word bitch.

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.


  1. Bitch

    Dope Bitch (clean version titled "Dope Chick") is a song by American singer-songwriter and record producer The-Dream, featuring American rapper Pusha T. The song was released as a single for digital download in the United States on July 24, 2012. The song is included on The-Dream's EP Climax, which was ultimately a bonus CD on his fourth studio album IV Play (2013).


  1. bitch

    A general definition for "bitch" is a derogatory term used to refer to a woman in a negative or offensive manner, typically implying that she is unpleasant, mean-spirited, or difficult to deal with. This term can also be used to insult someone by questioning their character, behavior, or actions.

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. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    I knew from the start if I left a woman I really loved -- the Great Society -- in order to fight that bitch of a war in Vietnam then I would lose everything at home. My hopes my dreams.

  2. Gen. Joseph Stilwell:

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

  3. Kevin Starrett:

    I would have loved to see more students with the ability to turn around and send this son of a bitch back to the great beyond.

  4. John Boehner:

    I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.

  5. Damon Wayans:

    If you listen to them talk, they go, 'Well, the first time ...' The first time? Bitch, how many times did it happen? Just listen to what they're saying and some of them really [are] un-rape-able. I just look at them and go, 'You don't want that. Get out of here,'.

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