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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 ?
Whence he argued the legality of punishing the crime of the parent on the bastard. He said, "Though the law did not positively allow the destroying such base-born children, yet it held them to be the children of nobody; that the Church considered them as the children of nobody; and that at the best, they ought to be brought up to the lowest and vilest offices of the commonwealth."
Religious cautions against showing too much favour to bastards; and a great discovery made by Mrs Deborah Wilkins.
John de Warenne, Earl of Surrey, married at the age of twenty to a ten-year-old granddaughter of Edward I, had at least eight bastards and a complicated love life.
'Every time we have a disagreement, she calls me a bastard. I am tired of the insults.
She had mentioned in her plea that the colleague 'used words 'bastard' and 'Ullo ki Pathi' in front of entire office staff.'
The 'lucky bastard' got away with his good fortune while living the rock-and-roll lifestyle.
The Tories claim to be the party of the family and don't like children being upset, or want a selfish bastard for Prime Minister.
The Bastard name comes from the time of the Norman Conquest of 1066.
In fact, it was a great big discovery (in winemaking terms) that led to the name 'FAT bastard.' It comes from having left the wine on the lees for a lot longer than usual, which allowed it to develop more fully and completely.
'It wouldn't be fair of me, and I have always been an opinionated bastard, anyway.
Ghetto Bastard A Memoir is published by Russell Dynasty LLC, $15.95 paperback/$3.99 eBook, ISBN 978-0999154007.
While given its frequency in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, we may easily dismiss the portrayal of a protagonist's repeated struggles to throw off a predetermined identity as merely a cliched plot, I argue that this plot does important narrative work within the novel, liberating the hero from previous associations and contributing to his individuation, (9) despite his common name and bastard status.