[ bint ]
/ bɪnt /
noun British Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a woman or girl.
- binswanger's disease,
- binuclear family,
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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/ (bɪnt) /
Word Origin for bint
C19: from Arabic, literally: daughter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
"girlfriend," 1855, British English, from Arabic bint "daughter;" adopted by British servicemen in the Middle East.
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