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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Example sentences from the Web for by-blow

  • He did not dare ask Charity for a divorce in order that he might legitimize this byblow of his.

British Dictionary definitions for by-blow

by-blow

noun

a passing or incidental blow
an archaic word for a bastard
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