a person born of unmarried parents; an illegitimate child.
a vicious, despicable, or thoroughly disliked person: Some bastard slashed the tires on my car.
a person, especially a man: The poor bastard broke his leg.
something irregular, inferior, spurious, or unusual.
illegitimate in birth.
spurious; not genuine; false: The architecture was bastard Gothic.
of abnormal or irregular shape or size; of unusual make or proportions: bastard quartz; bastard mahogany.
having the appearance of; resembling in some degree: a bastard Michelangelo; bastard emeralds.
Printing. (of a character) not of the font in which it is used or found.
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British Dictionary definitions for bastard
informal, offensive an obnoxious or despicable person
informal, often jocular a person, esp a man: lucky bastard
informal something extremely difficult or unpleasant: that job is a real bastard
old-fashioned, or offensive a person born of unmarried parents; an illegitimate baby, child, or adult
something irregular, abnormal, or inferior
a hybrid, esp an accidental or inferior one
old-fashioned, or offensive illegitimate by birth
irregular, abnormal, or inferior in shape, size, or appearance
resembling a specified thing, but not actually being such: a bastard cedar
- bastardly, adjective
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