These are all slang and non-standard forms, used only for the insult (not the female animal):
A female dog or other canine. In particular one who has recently had puppies.
(vulgar, offensive) A despicable or disagreeable, aggressive person, often female.
- My bitch just had puppies: they're so cute!
* 1959 , William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch , page 70
- Ann gossiped about me and mocked my work; sometimes she can be a real bitch !
* 1913 , D. H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers , I. iv. 60:
- HASSAN: "You cheap Factualist bitch ! Go and never darken my rumpus room again!"
(vulgar, offensive) A submissive person, often female, who does what others want; a slave.
- 'Look at the children, you nasty little bitch !' he sneered.
- Dude, don't be such a bitch . Assert yourself.
* 1999 September 23, Chris Sheridan, “This House Is Freakin’ Sweet”, “Peter, Peter, Caviar Eater”, Family Guy , season 2, episode 1, Fox Broadcasting Company
- Do you have to ask your man before you do everything? You must be the bitch in the relationship.
(obsolete, informal, of a man)
(humorous, colloquial, used with a possessive pronoun) Friend.
- Now that you're stinking rich, we'd gladly be your bitch .
- What’s up, my bitch ?
(colloquial) A complaint, especially when the complaint is unjustified.
(colloquial, usually only used in the singular) A difficult or confounding problem.
- How my bitches been doin'?
- Level 5 was a real bitch , don’t you think?
(colloquial) A queen (playing card), particularly the queen of spades in the card game of hearts.
(figurative) Something unforgiving and unpleasant.
- That's a bitch of a question.
- Karma's a bitch .
* female (when the species is specified or implied)
* cow, harpy, vixen, hellcat, hussy
* (person in a relationship who is made to adopt a submissive role) doormat
* (a complaint) gripe, grumble, kvetch, moan, whinge
* (difficult or confounding problem) toughie, stinker, pain in the ass
* (to talk about)
; female canine
* vixen, a female fox
* bitch fight
* bitch slap
* bitch switch
* flip a bitch
* life's a bitch
* payback is a bitch, payback's a bitch
* son of a bitch, sonofabitch
* snitch bitch
* Weisenberg, Michael (2000)
The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. ISBN 978-1880069523
To behave or act as a bitch.
To criticize spitefully, often for the sake of complaining rather than in order to have the problem corrected.
To spoil, to ruin.
* 1924 , (Ford Madox Ford), Some Do Not…'', Penguin 2012 (''Parade's End ), p. 162:
*:‘You're a Franco-maniac…You're thought to be a French agent…That's what's bitching your career!’
- All you ever do is bitch about the food I cook for you!
* (make derogatory comments) badmouth, slag off (UK), snipe
* (complain spitefully) gripe, grumble, kvetch, moan, piss and moan, sniff at, whine, whinge
* See also
* get hitched
A sudden pull.
Any of various knots]] used to attach a rope to an object other than another rope
[Knots and Splices by Cyrus L Day, Adlard Coles Nautical, 2001]. See [[w:List of hitch knots, List of hitch knots in Wikipedia .
A fastener or connection point, as for a trailer.
(informal) A problem, delay or source of difficulty.
- His truck sported a heavy-duty hitch for his boat.
A hidden or unfavorable condition or element; a catch.
- The banquet went off without a hitch . (Meaning the banquet went smoothly.)
A period of time. Most often refers to time spent in the military.
- The deal sounds too good to be true. What's the hitch ?
- She served two hitches in Vietnam.
:: Stephen J. Hedges & Mike Dorning, Chicago Tribune; Orlando Sentinel; Jun 3, 2004; pg. A.1;
- U.S. TROOPS FACE LONGER ARMY HITCH ; SOLDIERS BOUND FOR IRAQ, ... WILL BE RETAINED
To pull with a jerk.
To attach, tie or fasten.
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(informal) To marry oneself to; especially to get hitched .
(informal) contraction of hitchhike, to thumb a ride.
To become entangled or caught; to be linked or yoked; to unite; to cling.
To move interruptedly or with halts, jerks, or steps; said of something obstructed or impeded.
* (Alexander Pope)
- atomswhich at length hitched together
- Slides into verse, and hitches in a rhyme.
(UK) To strike the legs together in going, as horses; to interfere.
- To ease themselves by hitching into another place.