Definitions for: Bastard


[n] derogatory term for a variation that is not genuine; something irregular or inferior or of dubious origin; "the architecture was a kind of bastard suggesting Gothic but not true Gothic"
[n] (obscene) insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
[n] the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
[adj] fraudulent; having a misleading appearance
[adj] born out of wedlock; "the dominions of both rulers passed away to their spurious or doubtful offspring"- E.A.Freeman



Webster (1913) Definition: Bas"tard, n. [OF. bastard, bastart, F. b?tard, prob.
fr. OF. bast, F. b?t, a packsaddle used as a bed by the
muleteers (fr. LL. bastum) + -ard. OF. fils de bast son of
the packsaddle; as the muleteers were accustomed to use their
saddles for beds in the inns. See Cervantes, ``Don Quixote,''
chap. 16; and cf.G. bankert, fr. bank bench.]
1. A ``natural'' child; a child begotten and born out of
wedlock; an illegitimate child; one born of an illicit
union.

Note: By the civil and canon laws, and by the laws of many of
the United States, a bastard becomes a legitimate child
by the intermarriage of the parents at any subsequent
time. But by those of England, and of some states of
the United States, a child, to be legitimate, must at
least be born after the lawful marriage. --Kent.
Blackstone.

2. (Sugar Refining)
(a) An inferior quality of soft brown sugar, obtained from
the sirups that ? already had several boilings.
(b) A large size of mold, in which sugar is drained.

3. A sweet Spanish wine like muscadel in flavor.

Brown bastard is your only drink. --Shak.

4. A writing paper of a particular size. See Paper.


Bas"tard, a.
1. Begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate.
See Bastard, n., note.

2. Lacking in genuineness; spurious; false; adulterate; --
applied to things which resemble those which are genuine,
but are really not so.

That bastard self-love which is so vicious in
itself, and productive of so many vices. --Barrow.

3. Of an unusual make or proportion; as, a bastard musket; a
bastard culverin. [Obs.]

4. (Print.) Abbreviated, as the half title in a page
preceding the full title page of a book.

Bastard ashlar (Arch.), stones for ashlar work, roughly
squared at the quarry.

Bastard file, a file intermediate between the coarsest and
the second cut.

Bastard type (Print.), type having the face of a larger or
a smaller size than the body; e.g., a nonpareil face on a
brevier body.

Bastard wing (Zo["o]l.), three to five quill feathers on a
small joint corresponding to the thumb in some mam malia;
the alula.


Bas"tard, v. t.
To bastardize. [Obs.] --Bacon.

Synonyms: asshole, bastardly, bogus, by-blow, cocksucker, counterfeit, dickhead, fake, illegitimate, illegitimate, illegitimate child, imitative, love child, misbegot, misbegotten, mongrel, mother fucker, motherfucker, phoney, phony, prick, shit, SOB, son of a bitch, spurious, whoreson

See Also: disagreeable person, issue, offspring, progeny, unpleasant person, variation

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