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son of a bitch



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son of a bitch
     1. n. (pejorative, slang) An objectionable, despicable person.
           “My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son of a bitch.” — attributed to various people, such as Jack Nicholson and Richard Jeni
     2. n. (pejorative, slang) Any objectionable thing.
           "This son of a bitch won’t move!" Marty exclaimed as he grappled with the supermarket cart.
     3. interj. (slang) Used to express anger, contempt, astonishment, disappointment etc.
Analysis
son
     1. n. One's male offspring.
           Before the birth of the man's child, he said: "I want a son, not a daughter.".
     2. n. A male adopted person in relation to his adoption parents.
     3. n. A male person who has such a close relationship with an older or otherwise more authoritative person that he can be regarded as a son of the other person.
     4. n. A male person considered to have been significantly shaped by some external influence.
of
     1. prep. Expressing distance or motion.
     2. prep.          (now obsolete, or dialectal) From (of distance, direction), "off".
     3. prep.          (obsolete except in phrases) Since, from (a given time, earlier state etc.).
     4. prep.          From, away from (a position, number, distance etc.).
                    There are no shops within twenty miles of the cottage.
a
     1. art. One; any indefinite example of; used to denote a singular item of a group.
           There was a man here looking for you yesterday.
     2. art. Used in conjunction with the adjectives score, dozen, hundred, thousand, and million, as a function word.
           I've seen it happen a hundred times.
     3. art. One certain or particular; any single.Brown, Lesley, (2003)
bitch
     1. n. (dated, or specialised, dog-breeding) A female dog or other canine, particularly a recent mother.
           My bitch just had puppies; they're so cute!
     2. n. (archaic, offensive) A promiscuous woman, slut, whore.Geoffrey Hughes, Encyclopedia of Swearing: The Social History of Oaths, Profanity, Foul Language, and Ethnic Slurs in the English-Speaking World
     3. n. (vulgar, offensive) A despicable or disagreeable, aggressive person, typically a woman or man considered effeminate in some way.
           Ann gossiped about me and mocked my work; sometimes she can be a real bitch!

Example Sentences

You hypocritical son of a bitch
You're a sadistic son of a bitch

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