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English noun: bitch

1. bitch (state) an unpleasant difficulty

SamplesThis problem is a real bitch.

Broader (hypernym)difficulty

Domain usageargot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular

2. bitch (person) a person (usually but not necessarily a woman) who is thoroughly disliked

SamplesShe said her son thought Hillary was a bitch.


Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

3. bitch (communication) informal terms for objecting

SamplesI have a gripe about the service here.

Synonymsbeef, gripe, kick, squawk

Broader (hypernym)objection

4. bitch (animal) female of any member of the dog family

Broader (hypernym)canid, canine

Narrower (hyponym)brood bitch

English verb: bitch

1. bitch (communication) complain

SamplesWhat was he hollering about?.

Synonymsbeef, bellyache, crab, gripe, grouse, holler, squawk

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

Broader (hypernym)complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off

2. bitch (communication) say mean things


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch, sound off

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