bitch

Bitch is a commonly used slang word that is nonetheless vulgar when you throw it at a woman or a man. The word originally meant, and still means, a female dog.

This word for a female pooch has evolved to a more common meaning: a woman you don't like. In those cases, a bitch is kind of a female jerk, although feminists would argue that the term often gets unfairly thrown at any strong willed, assertive woman. Many males call each other bitch, too, implying that the other guy is a weakling. Another common use is bitching or to bitch and moan, meaning to complain about something.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: bitch

1
n
female of any member of the dog family
2
n
an unpleasant difficulty
3
vn
complain
informal terms for objecting
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: bitch
1

n female of any member of the dog family

Types:
brood bitch
a bitch used for breeding
Type of:
canid, canine
any of various fissiped mammals with nonretractile claws and typically long muzzles
2

n an unpleasant difficulty

“this problem is a real bitch
Type of:
difficulty
a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome

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

“she said her son thought Hillary was a bitch
Synonyms:
cunt
Type of:
disagreeable person, unpleasant person
a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
3

v complain

Synonyms:
beef, bellyache, crab, gripe, grouse, holler, squawk
Type of:
complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off
express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

v say mean things

Synonyms:
backbite
Type of:
complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off
express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness

n informal terms for objecting

Synonyms:
beef, gripe, kick, squawk
Type of:
objection
the speech act of objecting
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