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[ bich ]


  1. a female dog:

    This is the third year in a row that a bitch won first place in the sporting dogs category.

  2. a female canine generally.
  3. Slang.
    1. a malicious, unpleasant, selfish person, especially a woman.
    2. Older Use. a lewd woman.
    3. Disparaging and Offensive. any woman.
  4. Informal. a person, especially a woman (often used as a term of address):

    Hey bitches, let's go party!

  5. Slang.
    1. a complaint. bitch session ( def ).
    2. anything difficult or unpleasant:

      That test was a real bitch.

    3. anything memorable, especially something exceptionally good:

      You threw one bitch of a party last night.

  6. Slang: Disparaging. a person who is submissive or subservient to someone, usually in a humiliating way:

    Tom is so her bitch—he never questions what she decides.

  7. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
    1. a man who willingly or unwillingly submits to the will and control of a dominant partner in a sexual relationship, especially with another man, as in prison bitch
    2. a gay man who is penetrated in anal intercourse, or who assumes a submissive role in a sexual relationship.

verb (used without object)

  1. Slang. to complain; gripe:

    They bitched about the service, then about the bill.

verb (used with object)

  1. Slang. to spoil; bungle (sometimes followed by up ):

    He bitched the interview completely.

    You really bitched up this paint job.


/ bɪtʃ /


  1. a female dog or other female canine animal, such as a wolf
  2. offensive.
    a malicious, spiteful, or coarse woman
  3. slang.
    a complaint
  4. slang.
    a difficult situation or problem
  5. slang.
    a person who acts as a subordinate or slave to another person
“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


  1. intr to complain; grumble
  2. to behave (towards) in a spiteful or malicious manner
  3. tr,often foll byup to botch; bungle
“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
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  • su·per·bitch noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of bitch1

First recorded before 1000; Middle English bicche, Old English bicce; cognate with Old Norse bikkja
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Word History and Origins

Origin of bitch1

Old English bicce
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Idioms and Phrases

  1. sit / ride bitch, to sit uncomfortably between two others in the middle of the front or back seat of a car, particularly one with a raised section in the middle resulting in being forced to bring one's knees up in a bent position:

    When I was young, I was the smallest, so I always had to sit bitch.

    Please don't make me ride bitch again!

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Example Sentences

After the death of Ginsburg, liberal groups were particularly sharp in recent calls for Breyer to, in the words of Danny DeVito, “retire bitch.”

The Beer Club event will showcase the 7 Locks Surrender Dorothy beer, part of the sour series Bitch Monkey.

Her Aretha is an imperious bitch who usually doesn’t react to good news, scowls when anyone dares challenge her, rarely raises her voice except in song and seems utterly devoid of joy.

The real Aretha, it’s no secret, could be an imperious bitch.

The document detailing the federal charges says the men used sexist language when discussing the governor, including the word “bitch.”

The teens also taunted the mother, who was wearing a turban, calling her a “Bitch with facial hair.”

According to their correspondence, Steenkamp objected to him playing "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe" on the car radio earlier that day.

Fox News producers nicknamed the Palins “The Bitch” and “The Eskimo.”

Weird, sexy, and aggressive as it is, “Work Bitch” is just a quirky one-off treat on Britney Jean.

The ‘Work Bitch’ singer's music is being used to scare off Somali pirates.

They were speedily rescued; following which Ginger Bitch gave birth to the first of a large litter of pups.

Ginger Bitch was allowed to go free because she was daily expected to give birth to pups.

The Wolf stay'd till he had almost loaded again, but the Bitch making a great Noise, at last left us and went aside.

Bitch, ram, buck and sow went the same way, and there was a day when even mare was prohibited.


Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Idioms from The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.




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