Definitions for: By-blow


[n] the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents



Webster (1913) Definition: By"-blow`, n.
1. A side or incidental blow; an accidental blow.

With their by-blows they did split the very stones
in pieces. --Bunyan.

2. An illegitimate child; a bastard.

The Aga speedily . . . brought her [his disgraced
slave] to court, together with her pretty by-blow,
the present Padre Ottomano. --Evelyn.

Synonyms: bastard, illegitimate, illegitimate child, love child, whoreson

See Also: issue, offspring, progeny

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