bitchy

[ bich-ee ]
/ ˈbɪtʃ i /

adjective, bitch·i·er, bitch·i·est.Slang.

characteristic of a bitch; spiteful; malicious.

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Origin of bitchy

First recorded in 1925–30; bitch + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM bitchy

bitch·i·ly, adverbbitch·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bitchy

bitchy
/ (ˈbɪtʃɪ) /

adjective bitchier or bitchiest

informal characteristic of or behaving like a bitch; malicious; snidea bitchy put-down

Derived forms of bitchy

bitchily, adverbbitchiness, noun
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