bastard (!)

bastard (!)
Noun. 1. A contemptible person. Derived from the original meaning, an illegitimate person, when to be born out of wedlock was viewed as objectionable.
2. A pitiable person. E.g."That poor bastard never stood a chance once the avalanche started."
Adj. Used as an negative intensifier. E.g."My bastard car wont start again!"
Exclam. Exclamation of anger.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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