The Alternative Old French Dictionary: bastard

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Entry definition

bastard etymology ll bastardus, of gem origin, possibly frk.
noun: {{fro-noun}}
  1. bastard person conceived to unmarried parents
    • 12th Century, Raoul de Cambrai, Unknown, “Vos savez bien qe je sui de bas lin, [e]t sui bastars, You know well that I am of low birth, and I am a bastard
  2. (pejorative, usually vocative) bastard insult
adjective: {{head}}
  1. bastard conceived by unmarried parents
descendants:
  • English: bastard
  • French: bâtard

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