n 1: an unpleasant difficulty; "this problem is a real bitch" 2: a person (usually but not necessarily a woman) who is thoroughly disliked; "she said her son thought Hillary was a bitch" [syn: cunt, bitch] 3: informal terms for objecting; "I have a gripe about the service here" [syn: gripe, kick, beef, bitch, squawk] 4: female of any member of the dog family v 1: complain; "What was he hollering about?" [syn: gripe, bitch, grouse, crab, beef, squawk, bellyache, holler] 2: say mean things [syn: backbite, bitch]
I. nounEtymology: Middle English bicche, from Old English bicceDate: before 12th century 1. the female of the dog or some other carnivorous mammals 2.a. a lewd or immoral woman b. a malicious, spiteful, or overbearing woman — sometimes used as a generalized term of abuse 3. something that is extremely difficult, objectionable, or unpleasant 4.complaintII. verbDate: 1823 transitive verb1.spoil, botch<bitched up their lives> 2.cheat, double-cross3. to complain of or about intransitive verbcomplain
n. & v. --n. 1 a female dog or other canine animal. 2 sl. offens. a malicious or spiteful woman. 3 sl. a very unpleasant or difficult thing or situation. --v. 1 intr. (often foll. by about) a speak scathingly. b complain. 2 tr. be spiteful or unfair to. Etymology: OE bicce
Bitch Bitch, n. [OE. biche, bicche, AS. bicce; cf. Icel. bikkja, G. betze, peize.] 1. The female of the canine kind, as of the dog, wolf, and fox. 2. An opprobrious name for a woman, especially a lewd woman. --Pope.
(bitches, bitching, bitched) 1. If someone calls a woman a bitch, they are saying in a very rude way that they think she behaves in a very unpleasant way. (INFORMAL, VERY RUDE) N-COUNT [disapproval] see alsoson of a bitch 2. If you say that someone is bitchingabout something, you mean that you disapprove of the fact that they are complaining about it in an unpleasant way. (INFORMAL) They're forever bitching about everybody else.VERB: oft cont, V about n, also V [disapproval] 3. A bitch is a female dog. N-COUNT
A she dog, or doggess; the most offensive appellation that can be given to an English woman, even more provoking than that of whore, as may he gathered from the regular Billinsgate or St. Giles's answer--"I may be a whore, but can't be a bitch."