Meaning of “bastard” in the English Dictionary

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bastardnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɑː.stəd/ us /ˈbæs.tɚd/

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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(Definition of “bastard” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)