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by-blow

[ bahy-bloh ]
/ ˈbaɪˌbloʊ /
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noun
an incidental or accidental blow.
Also bye-blow . an illegitimate child; bastard.
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Origin of by-blow

First recorded in 1585–95; by- + blow1
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British Dictionary definitions for by-blow

by-blow

noun
a passing or incidental blow
an archaic word for a bastard
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