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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. The female of the canine kind, as of the dog,wolf,and fox.
2. A name of reproach for a woman.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English bicche, from Old English bicce Date: 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. complaint II. verb Date: 1823 transitive verb 1. spoil, botch <bitched up their lives> 2. cheat, double-cross 3. to complain of or about intransitive verb complain

Oxford Reference Dictionary

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

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(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 also son of a bitch 2. If you say that someone is bitching about 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

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Slut, female dog.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

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."

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

To yield, or give up an attempt through fear. To stand bitch; to make tea, or do the honours of the tea- table, performing a female part: bitch there standing for woman, species for genius.

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