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bastard

noun [C] uk   /ˈbɑː.stəd/ us    /ˈbæs.tɚd/

bastard noun [C] (UNPLEASANT)

offensive an unpleasant person: He was a bastard to his wife. You lied to me, you bastard! humorous You won again? You lucky bastard! (= I don't think you deserve it) This crossword's a bastard (= very difficult).

bastard noun [C] (CHILD)

old use a person born to parents who are not married to each other: He was born in 1798, the bastard son of a country squire and his mistress.
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