Definition of Bastard

1. Noun. Insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous.

2. Adjective. Fraudulent; having a misleading appearance.
Exact synonyms: Bogus, Fake, Phoney, Phony
Similar to: Counterfeit, Imitative
Derivative terms: Fake, Phoney, Phony

3. Noun. The illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents.

4. Noun. 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"
Exact synonyms: Mongrel
Generic synonyms: Variation
Derivative terms: Bastardise, Bastardize, Bastardly, Mongrelize

Definition of Bastard

1. n. A "natural" child; a child begotten and born out of wedlock; an illegitimate child; one born of an illicit union.

2. a. Begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate. See Bastard, n., note.

3. v. t. To bastardize.

Definition of Bastard

1. Noun. A person who was born out of wedlock, and hence often considered an illegitimate descendant. ¹

2. Noun. A mongrel. A biological cross between different breeds, groups or varieties. ¹

3. Noun. (vulgar referring to a man) A contemptible, inconsiderate, overly or arrogantly rude or spiteful person. See asshole, sod. ¹

4. Noun. (context: often humorous) A man, a fellow, a male friend. ¹

5. Noun. (informal) A child that does not know his or her father. ¹

6. Noun. (informal) Something extremely difficult or unpleasant to deal with. ¹

7. Noun. A variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin, fake or counterfeit. ¹

8. Noun. An intermediate-grade steel file; also : bastard file. ¹

9. Noun. A long, straight, narrow sword, with an undecorated hilt; a longsword. ¹

10. Noun. A sweet wine. ¹

11. Adjective. of or like a bastard (illegitimate human descendant) ¹

12. Adjective. of or like a bastard (bad person) ¹

13. Adjective. of or like a mongrel, bastardized creature/cross ¹

14. Adjective. of abnormal, irregular or otherwise inferior qualities (size, shape etc.) ¹

15. Adjective. spurious, lacking genuinity of authenticity: counterfeit, fake ¹

16. Interjection. (rare vulgar) Exclamation of strong dismay or strong sense of being upset. ¹

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Definition of Bastard

1. an illegitimate child [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bastard

1. 1. Begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate. See Bastard, 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. 4. Abbreviated, as the half title in a page preceding the full title page of a book. Bastard ashlar, three to five quill feathers on a small joint corresponding to the thumb in some mam malia; the alula. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Bastard

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1. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"There is indeed one instance in which our law has shown them some little regard; and that is usually termed the case of bastard eigne (an elder son, ..."

2. Original Letters Illustrative of English History: Including Numerous Royal by Henry Ellis (1846)
"The reader is aware that in the middle ages the term bastard •was not always ... Such •were the bastard of Orleans, the bastard of Burgoyne, the bastard ..."

3. The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England, Or, A Commentary Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham by Edward Coke, Thomas Littleton, Francis Hargrave, Charles Butler, Matthew Hale, Heneage Finch Nottingham (1853)
"An estranger in the name of the mulier without his commandement cannot enter upon the bastard, for that the bastard may gaine the estate and barre the ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1910)
"Here the law expressly recognizes the collateral kindred between the uncle and his bastard niece. bastards are within the marriage act, which requires the ..."

5. The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet: Containing an Account of the by Enguerrand de Monstrelet (1840)
"When the money was paid, the bastard departed, ... With regard to the said bastard, he was neither killed nor made prisoner. ..."

6. The General Principles of the Law of Evidence: In Their Application to the by Frank Sumner Rice (1894)
"The Term " bastard" Defined. 543. Rule as to Children Born in Wedlock. 544. Unchaste Conduct of the Mother may be Shown. 545. Evidence of " Non-access" is ..."

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