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.

Definitions of bitch
  1. noun
    female of any member of the dog family
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    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. noun
    an unpleasant difficulty
    “this problem is a real bitch
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    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
  3. noun
    a person (usually but not necessarily a woman) who is thoroughly disliked
    “she said her son thought Hillary was a bitch
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    type of:
    disagreeable person, unpleasant person
    a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
  4. verb
    complain
    synonyms: beef, bellyache, crab, gripe, grouse, holler, squawk
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    type of:
    complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off
    express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
  5. verb
    say mean things
    synonyms: backbite
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    type of:
    complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off
    express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness
  6. noun
    informal terms for objecting
    synonyms: beef, gripe, kick, squawk
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    type of:
    objection
    the speech act of objecting
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