bint

[bint]

Origin of bint

1850–55; < Arabic: girl, daughter

Usage note

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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bint

noun
  1. offensive, slang a derogatory term for girl, woman

Word Origin for bint

C19: from Arabic, literally: daughter
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Word Origin and History for bint
n.

"girlfriend," 1855, British English, from Arabic bint "daughter;" adopted by British servicemen in the Middle East.

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