- a contemptuous term used to refer to a woman or girl.
Origin of bint
1850–55; < Arabic: girl, daughter
This British term is used with disparaging intent and perceived as insulting. It was originally British military slang, later adopted by Allied servicemen during both world wars.
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Examples from the Web for bint
Sure the neighbors is all bint to watch an' take care of you.The Poor Scholar
Little walking round the tiny transport donkey with the "Bint" up.
There we determined to halt for the night, as our cattle were unable to hold on to Bint el Jebail.
We overtook a party of Safed people returning from the weekly market at Bint el Jebail.
Indeed an' faix, it's a great shame for the likes o' you, that's bint on Maynooth, to be thinkin' of coortin' at all.Going To Maynooth
C19: from Arabic, literally: daughter
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Word Origin and History for bint
"girlfriend," 1855, British English, from Arabic bint "daughter;" adopted by British servicemen in the Middle East.
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