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bitch

noun uk   /bɪtʃ/ us  

bitch noun (ANIMAL)

[C] a female dog

bitch noun (UNPLEASANT PERSON)

[C] offensive an unkind or unpleasant woman: She can be a real bitch.

bitch noun (PROBLEM)

[S] very informal something that causes difficulties or problems, or that is unpleasant: I've had a bitch of a week at work.

bitch noun (COMPLAINT)

[S] very informal the act of complaining or talking unkindly about people: Most of us enjoy having a (good) bitch from time to time.

bitch noun (CONTROLLED PERSON)

[C] offensive slang someone who will do everything you tell them to do because you have complete control over them

bitch

verb [I] uk   /bɪtʃ/ informal us  
to complain and make unkind remarks about someone or something: She's always bitching about Tanya.
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