Definition of bitch in English:
1A female dog, wolf, fox, or otter.
- A female puppy or bitch reaches sexual maturity at roughly the same age as a male; however, there are variations among breeds and individuals.
- Both horses and hounds had central heating by flues and the dog kennel alone measured 405 feet long with numerous separate compartments for bitches, puppies and dogs.
- And, yes, being canine, a female wolf could also be called a bitch.
2 informal A spiteful or unpleasant woman.
- Watching that smile fade in to horror as she saw herself depicted as a two-faced, backstabbing, malicious bitch was even more priceless.
- Well, some girls specialise in married men because they're dumb, nasty bitches who genuinely dislike other women.
- I was being labeled as a volatile, malicious bitch, and whenever anyone said anything to me, they would cower slightly, as if they were just waiting for me to lash out at them.
3 (a bitch) informal A difficult or unpleasant situation or thing: working the night shift is a bitch
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- Also, nightshifts are a bitch to write blogposts in.
- What a bitch, what an absolute and complete bitch.
- It's a bitch being so multi-talented - an ideal host, an excellent chef, a friend to the stars, a masterful party DJ.
verb[no object] informal Back to top
Make spitefully critical comments: everybody was bitching about their colleagues
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- So presumably she won't be doing what she did with the first film, bitching about it, changing her mind close to release and saying it's wonderful, then going on in interviews afterwards about how it really was rubbish after all.
- It feels good to have taken a break and come together with some like-minded people (even it is a common fault of expats everywhere that they sit around tables bitching about the local population).
- The premise is that wealthy footballers are thick and self-absorbed, and that their spouses have little option but to while away long hours plotting affairs and bitching about each other.
be spiteful about, criticize, find fault with, run down, cast aspersions on, speak ill of, slander, malign;
North American informal bad-mouth, trash
British informal slag off, rubbish
Old English bicce, of Germanic origin.