Synonyms for bitches

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Antonyms for bitches

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Bitches coming off heat are more subject to this than dogs in good health.

Bitches go nine weeks with young, that is 63 days, but never less than 60.

Bitches shall only be eligible for entry in respect to Produce to be born on or after 1st January.

Bitches are not always prudent in their loves, but are apt to fling themselves away on curs of low degree.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English bicce "female dog," probably from Old Norse bikkjuna "female of the dog" (also fox, wolf, and occasionally other beasts), of unknown origin. Grimm derives the Old Norse word from Lapp pittja, but OED notes that "the converse is equally possible." As a term of contempt applied to women, it dates from c.1400; of a man, c.1500, playfully, in the sense of "dog." Used among male homosexuals from 1930s. In modern (1990s, originally black English) slang, its use with reference to a man is sexually contemptuous, from the "woman" insult.

Bitch goddess coined 1906 by William James; the original one was success.