bastardry

[ bas-ter-dree ]
/ ˈbæs tər dri /

noun Australia and New Zealand.

unpleasant, often aggressive behavior.

Nearby words

  1. bastard-saw,
  2. bastardization,
  3. bastardize,
  4. bastardized,
  5. bastardly,
  6. bastardy,
  7. baste,
  8. bastel house,
  9. baster,
  10. basti

Origin of bastardry

1635–45, for earlier sense; bastard + -ry

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British Dictionary definitions for bastardry

bastardry

/ (ˈbɑːstədrɪ, ˈbæs-) /

noun

slang, mainly Australian malicious or cruel behaviour
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