bastard Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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bastardnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbɑː.stəd/  us   /ˈbæs.tɚd/

bastard noun [C] (UNPLEASANT)

offensive an ​unpleasantperson: 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 ​personborn to ​parents who are not ​married to each other: He was ​born in 1798, the bastard ​son of a ​countrysquire and his ​mistress.
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