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bastard

noun [C] (CHILD)    /ˈbɑː.stəd/ US  /ˈbæs.tɚd/ 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. → Compare illegitimateParents and children
(Definition of bastard noun (CHILD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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