bish

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) enPR: bǐsh, IPA(key): /bɪʃ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪʃ

Noun[edit]

bish (plural bishes)

  1. (slang) A minced oath, a euphemism by phonetic modification of "bitch" (as a term of abuse).
    • 2016 December 17, Saturday Night Live (comedy sketch), National Broadcasting Company:
      Kate McKinnon, playing Hillary Rodham Clinton, on a series of cue cards: I know you're an elector/ And on December 19th... / You're supposed to vote for Donald Trump / But bish... / ...He cray[1]
  2. (Britain, slang, dated) A mistake.
    • 1952, Anthony Buckeridge, Jennings and Darbishire, London; Glasgow : Collins, page 64:
      "You — you don't mean you've made a bish of it?" [said Darbishire]
    • 1951, Anthony Buckeridge, Jennings Follows a Clue, →ISBN, page 41:
      What on earth was the matter with him? He never made bishes like this during PT!
  3. (Britain, slang) A bishop.
    • 1986, Blackadder TV series, Money (series 2 episode 4)
      BALDRICK: My Lord, the Bishop of Bath and Wells.
      BISHOP: (enters) The time has come, Blackadder!
      EDMUND: Oh, hello, Bish.
    • 2017, Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones, We Know All about You (page 1)
      'The Bishop of Bangor called.' My father and the bish were pals. 'He has received a strange request from the security service.'

Noun[edit]

bish

  1. (chess) Abbreviation of bishop.

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