Bastard

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English

Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /ˈbɑːstə(r)d/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈbæstɝd/

Noun

Bastard (plural Bastards)
  1. A person who was born out of wedlock, and hence often considered an illegitimate descendant.
  2. A mongrel. A biological cross between different breeds, groups or varieties.
  3. (vulgar, referring to a man) A contemptible, inconsiderate, overly or arrogantly rude or spiteful person. See asshole, sod.
    Some bastard stole my car while I was helping an injured person.
  4. (often humorous) A man, a fellow, a male friend.
    lucky bastard, poor bastard
    Get over here, you old bastard!
  5. (informal) A child that does not know his or her father.
  6. (informal) Something extremely difficult or unpleasant to deal with.
    Life can be a real bastard.
  7. A variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin, fake or counterfeit.
    The architecture was a kind of bastard, suggesting Gothic but not being true Gothic.
  8. An intermediate-grade steel file; also : bastard file.
  9. A long, straight, narrow sword, with an undecorated hilt; a longsword.

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Adjective

Bastard (comparative more Bastard, superlative most Bastard) (stub)

  1. of or like a bastard (illegitimate human descendant)
  2. of or like a bastard (bad person)
  3. of or like a mongrel, bastardized creature/cross
  4. of abnormal, irregular or otherwise inferior qualities (size, shape etc.)
  5. spurious, lacking genuinity of authenticity: counterfeit, fake

Interjection

Bastard!

  1. (rare, vulgar) Exclamation of strong dismay or strong sense of being upset.

Thesaurus

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