Bastard

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English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Bastard (plural Bastards)

  1. A surname from Old French.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German bastart, basthart (illegitimate child of a nobleman), from Old French bastart, probably from Frankish, but the precise derivation is uncertain.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbastart/, [ˈbastaʁt], [-taɐ̯t], [-ta(ː)t]
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Noun[edit]

Bastard m (strong, genitive Bastardes or Bastards, plural Bastarde, feminine Bastardin)

  1. (derogatory) bastard (person born to unmarried parents)
    Synonyms: (dated) Bankert, (offensive) Hurenkind, (dated) Kebskind
  2. (usually derogatory) bastard; mongrel (person born to parents considered incongruous in class, race, etc.; male or unspecified sex)
    Synonyms: Blendling, Mischling, Kreuzling
  3. (biology, zoology, botany) crossbreed, hybrid, mongrel (male or of unspecified gender)
    Synonyms: Blendling, Mischling, Kreuzling, Kreuzung, Hybride, Hybrid

Usage notes[edit]

  • The German word is also used an insult, but not as frequently as in English. The connection with “ignoble extraction” is still clearly felt (which is not always the case in English).

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Further reading[edit]

  • Bastard” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Bastard” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Bastard” in Duden online