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Meaning of BASTARD

Pronunciation:  'basturd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  (obscene) insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
  3. [n]  the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
  4. [adj]  fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
  5. [adj]  born out of wedlock; "the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring"- E.A.Freeman

BASTARD is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: asshole, bastardly, bogus, by-blow, cocksucker, counterfeit, dickhead, fake, illegitimate, illegitimate, illegitimate child, imitative, love child, misbegot, misbegotten, mongrel, mother fucker, motherfucker, phoney, phony, prick, shit, SOB, son of a bitch, spurious, whoreson
 See Also: disagreeable person, issue, offspring, progeny, unpleasant person, variation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bas"tard\, n. [OF. bastard, bastart, F. b?tard, prob.
    fr. OF. bast, F. b?t, a packsaddle used as a bed by the
    muleteers (fr. LL. bastum) + -ard. OF. fils de bast son of
    the packsaddle; as the muleteers were accustomed to use their
    saddles for beds in the inns. See Cervantes, ``Don Quixote,''
    chap. 16; and cf.G. bankert, fr. bank bench.]
    1. A ``natural'' child; a child begotten and born out of
       wedlock; an illegitimate child; one born of an illicit
    Note: By the civil and canon laws, and by the laws of many of
          the United States, a bastard becomes a legitimate child
          by the intermarriage of the parents at any subsequent
          time. But by those of England, and of some states of
          the United States, a child, to be legitimate, must at
          least be born after the lawful marriage. --Kent.
    2. (Sugar Refining)
       (a) An inferior quality of soft brown sugar, obtained from
           the sirups that ? already had several boilings.
       (b) A large size of mold, in which sugar is drained.
    3. A sweet Spanish wine like muscadel in flavor.
             Brown bastard is your only drink.     --Shak.
    4. A writing paper of a particular size. See {Paper}.
  2. \Bas"tard\, a.
    1. Begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate.
       See {Bastard}, n., note.
    2. Lacking in genuineness; spurious; false; adulterate; --
       applied to things which resemble those which are genuine,
       but are really not so.
             That bastard self-love which is so vicious in
             itself, and productive of so many vices. --Barrow.
    3. Of an unusual make or proportion; as, a bastard musket; a
       bastard culverin. [Obs.]
    4. (Print.) Abbreviated, as the half title in a page
       preceding the full title page of a book.
    {Bastard ashlar} (Arch.), stones for ashlar work, roughly
       squared at the quarry.
    {Bastard file}, a file intermediate between the coarsest and
       the second cut.
    {Bastard type} (Print.), type having the face of a larger or
       a smaller size than the body; e.g., a nonpareil face on a
       brevier body.
    {Bastard wing} (Zo["o]l.), three to five quill feathers on a
       small joint corresponding to the thumb in some mam malia;
       the alula.
  3. \Bas"tard\, v. t.
    To bastardize. [Obs.] --Bacon.
Easton Bible Dictionary

In the Old Testament the rendering of the Hebrew word _mamzer'_, which means "polluted." In Deut. 23:2, it occurs in the ordinary sense of illegitimate offspring. In Zech. 9:6, the word is used in the sense of foreigner. From the history of Jephthah we learn that there were bastard offspring among the Jews (Judg. 11:1-7). In Heb. 12:8, the word (Gr. nothoi) is used in its ordinary sense, and denotes those who do not share the privileges of God's children.

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