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American English: /ˈbæstərd/
British English: /ˈbɑːstəd/
, /ˈbastəd/

Translation of bastard in Spanish:


  • 1 (archaic or pejorative) (illegitimate child)
    bastardo, (-da) (masculine, feminine)
    guacho, (-cha) (masculine, feminine) (Southern Cone) [colloquial] [pejorative]
    Example sentences
    • He talked to him and convinced him that this wedding should take place as soon as possible because his bride does not want their son to be born a bastard.
    • I am merely a bastard, born to one of his secondary wives.
    • To his warped mind it appeared that his natural father had robbed him of his rightful inheritance by having him born a bastard, and this whole affair was no more than the result of his terrible revenge!
  • 2 [colloquial] 2.1 (despicable male)
    cabrón (masculine) (colloquial o vulgar)
    hijo (masculine) de puta [vulgar]
    Example sentences
    • So we like to judge our actions as those of good people dealing with ‘the real world’, instead of as natural bastards doing what bastards do naturally.
    • The bastards won't change their behaviour until their business goes under because all the good workers have gone to good employers.
    • As last time, we were all a little fatter, balder and/or greyer, apart from the bastards who hadn't changed at all.
    2.2 (British English) (person)
    tipo (masculine) [colloquial]
    the poor bastard!
    ¡pobre desgraciado!
    Example sentences
    • I'm desperate to see whether Yoichi finally gets a lucky break - poor little bastard.
    • Then Stan sent me this, probably the most unfortunate of all, poor bastard!
    • If that's all you have to worry about, Tom, then you are one lucky bastard.
    2.3 (British English) (nasty, difficult thing)this oven's a bastard (of a thing) to clean
    limpiar este horno es muy jodido or (Spain) es un coñazo or (Mexico) es una chinga [vulgar]
    Example sentences
    • I've read about 100 pages these last two days and gotten a bastard of a headache for my troubles.
    • After all my rabbiting on about the foolishness of those plebs who choose to spurn the way of the Proper Bow Tie, I've had a bastard of a time for the last couple of days figuring out how the heck you actually tie one.
    • Of course, next time I post I'll probably be sitting here nursing a bastard of a hangover and a misanthropic grudge against the universe as per usual, so make the most of it.

adjective before noun

  • 1 (illegitimate)
    Example sentences
    • While the first movie does have more of an adult theme to it (uh, she birthed a bastard child from a married family man), the last two lend themselves to more of a family audience.
    • An insolent stranger makes an unexpected appearance in Tara's house claiming to be her illegitimate nephew (the bastard son of Padma).
    • After all, it would be disastrous if the people ever found out that she had a bastard child born out of wedlock.
  • 2 (of mixed origin)
    Example sentences
    • I'm guessing that the bug I swallowed this morning was a hybrid of sorts, a bastard child conceived of a drunken cricket and a desperate ladybug.
    • And speaking of which, after a fashion, experiments with new routes into work took me past Chariots, which looks from the outside like the bastard lovechild of a Greek restaurant and an auto repair shop.
    • Along the way, however, the reader gets a crash course in early comic strips, and it is within the literary tradition of this bastard medium that he defiantly sets his work.
  • 3 (Technology)
    de tamaño no estándar
    Example sentences
    • It’s a bastard typeface, each character stands alone as an independent angular structure.
    • Text occupies a single column in a bastard typeface, while the title-page uses a mixture of bastard and roman type (the latter for Latin text), and of black and red lettering.
    • The Bastard Secretary Hand represents a variation of the Bastard hand, a reform of the court hand, developed in the early 14th century in an attempt to reform the by-now deteriorated standard court hand.
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