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bas·tard

 (băs′tərd)
n.
1. Offensive A person born to parents not married to each other.
2. Slang
a. A person considered to be mean or contemptible.
b. A person, especially one considered to be unfortunate: "crumbling shacks where some poor bastard had tried to raise a family" (Tom Clancy).
3. Something that is of irregular, inferior, or dubious origin.
adj.
1. Offensive Born to parents not married to each other.
2. Not genuine; spurious: a bastard style of architecture.
3. Resembling a known kind or species but not truly such.

[Middle English, from Old French, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old Frisian bōst, marriage.]

bas′tard·ly adj.

bastard

(ˈbɑːstəd; ˈbæs-)
n
1. informal offensive an obnoxious or despicable person
2. informal often jocular a person, esp a man: lucky bastard.
3. informal something extremely difficult or unpleasant: that job is a real bastard.
4. old-fashioned or offensive a person born of unmarried parents; an illegitimate baby, child, or adult
5. something irregular, abnormal, or inferior
6. (Breeds) a hybrid, esp an accidental or inferior one
adj (prenominal)
7. old-fashioned or offensive illegitimate by birth
8. irregular, abnormal, or inferior in shape, size, or appearance
9. resembling a specified thing, but not actually being such: a bastard cedar.
10. counterfeit; spurious
[C13: from Old French bastart, perhaps from bast in the phrase fils de bast son of the packsaddle (that is, of an unlawful union and not the marriage bed), from Medieval Latin bastum packsaddle, of uncertain origin]
ˈbastardly adj

bas•tard

(ˈbæs tərd)

n.
1. a person born of unmarried parents; an illegitimate child.
2. a mean, despicable person.
3. something spurious or inferior.
adj.
4. illegitimate in birth.
5. made or done in imitation; spurious; false: bastard emeralds.
6. of abnormal or irregular shape or size.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French; Medieval Latin bastardus, probably < Germanic *bāst-]
bas′tard•ly, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bastard - insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
dirty word, vulgarism, obscenity, smut, filth - an offensive or indecent word or phrase
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
2.bastard - the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parentsbastard - the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
offspring, progeny, issue - the immediate descendants of a person; "she was the mother of many offspring"; "he died without issue"
3.bastard - derogatory term for a variation that is not genuinebastard - derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin; "the architecture was a kind of bastard suggesting Gothic but not true Gothic"
variation - an artifact that deviates from a norm or standard; "he patented a variation on the sandal"
Adj.1.bastard - fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
counterfeit, imitative - not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"

bastard

noun
1. (Informal, offensive) rogue, criminal, sharper, fraud, cheat, devil, crook (informal), villain, charlatan, rascal, profligate, scoundrel, con man (informal), scally (Northwest English dialect), fraudster, wretch (slang), swindler, libertine, knave (archaic), ne'er-do-well, reprobate, scumbag, miscreant, scamp, malefactor, blackguard, evildoer, grifter (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), rapscallion, caitiff (archaic), skelm (S. African) I don't trust the bastard.
2. illegitimate child, love child, by-blow (archaic), natural child, child born out of wedlock, whoreson (archaic) He was a bastard, disowned by his father.
3. (Informal, offensive) nuisance, pain, bore, drag (informal), bother, headache (informal), pest, irritation, gall, annoyance, aggravation, pain in the neck (informal), pain in the arse (taboo informal), vexation Life can be a real bastard at times.

bastard

adjective
Born to parents who are not married to each other:
Translations
، إبْنُ سِفاح، إبْنُ زِنىوَلَد غَيْر شَرْعي
nemanželské dítěnemanželský
bastardbastard-uægte
ahvfeikjobuneegerpede
äpäräjäljitelmäkiusankappalekusipäälehtolapsi
bâtardfils de putesalopardfils de putain
fattyú
óskilgetiî barn, bastarîuróskilgetinn
nesantuokinispavainikis
ārlaulības-ārlaulības bērnsbastards
nemanželské dieťa
nezakonski otrokničvrednež
bastardskitstövel
gayrimeşru çocukpiç

bastard

[ˈbɑːstəd]
A. ADJ (= illegitimate) → bastardo
B. N
1. (= illegitimate child) → bastardo/a m/f
2.cabrón/ona m/f, hijo/a m/f de puta, hijo/a m/f de la chingada (Mex)
you bastard!¡cabrón!
you old bastard!¡hijoputa!
that silly bastardese idiota
this job is a real bastardeste trabajo es muy jodido

bastard

[ˈbɑːstərd] n
(= illegitimate child) → enfant naturel(le) m/f, bâtard(e) m/f bastard son, bastard daughter
(term of abuse)salaud m
You bastard! → Salaud!
You stupid bastard!
BUT Espèce de con!.bastard daughter nbâtarde f

bastard

n
(lit)uneheliches Kind, Bastard m (old); (fig: = hybrid) → Bastard m, → Kreuzung f
(sl: = person) → Scheißkerl m (inf); stupid bastardArschloch nt (vulg); poor bastardarmes Schwein (inf), → armer Hund (inf)
(sl: = difficult job etc) this question is a real bastarddiese Frage ist wirklich hundsgemein (inf); a bastard of a job etceine Scheißarbeit etc (inf)
adj
(lit) childunehelich
(fig: = hybrid) dog, plantBastard-; languageMisch-

bastard

[ˈbɑːstəd]
1. nbastardo/a (fam!, pej) → figlio di puttana (fam!)
2. adj (child) → illegittimo/a

bastard

(ˈbaːstəd) noun
a child born of parents not married to each other.
adjective
a bastard son.

bastard

n. bastardo-a; hijo o hija ilegítimo-a.
References in classic literature ?
Well, there was a sort of bastard justice in his view of the case, and so I dropped the matter.
Some have whispered to you that she is my bastard half-sister: some, my cast- off mistress.
Blame your uncle's bastard daughter, and blame that villain with the brown eye and the green
The foul fiend,'' exclaimed Cedric, ``take the curfew-bell, and the tyrannical bastard by whom it was devised, and the heartless slave who names it with a Saxon tongue to a Saxon ear
de Beaujeu, and Madame Jeanne de France, and Monsieur the Bastard of Bourbon, and I know not whom else; all being illuminated with torches.
for where there is no discernment of such qualities States and individuals unconsciously err and the State makes a ruler, and the individual a friend, of one who, being defective in some part of virtue, is in a figure lame or a bastard.
The mistake at present is, that those who study philosophy have no vocation, and this, as I was before saying, is the reason why she has fallen into disrepute: her true sons should take her by the hand and not bastards.
For as Mr Allworthy was a justice of peace, certain things occurred in examinations concerning bastards, and such like, which are apt to give great offence to the chaste ears of virgins, especially when they approach the age of forty, as was the case of Mrs Bridget.
The journalists were on a whistlestop tour to find out more about the country where new American drama The Bastard Executioner is being filmed.
Rhys is due to film his scenes in The Bastard Executioner today.
Trevor Sheldon complained: "Why did carol say bastard in EastEnders, I gasped so hard?
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