[ bee-ahch, bee-ahch ]
/ ˈbi ɑtʃ, biˈɑtʃ /
DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Origin of biatch
First recorded in 1985–90; from a drawn-out, exaggerated pronunciation of bitch originating in hip-hop culture and related to gangsta rap of the West Coast of the U.S.
Words nearby biatch
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