bastardy bastardy

Definition(s):

  • (n) the status of being born to parents who were not married

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Stressed was the bastardy of Ramsay MacDonald, the 'cozy hospitality' of Mae West.
  2. For Tin Tan is a master of pocho, and pocho, a bilingual bastardy of anglicized Mexican, is as funny to Mexican ears as the English of a stage Englishman is to Americans.
  3. In condoning bastardy, North Dakota and Arizona are the most liberal States in the Union.

News

  • This Day in History

    On this day in 1903 the Daily News cited City Marshal Ayers' annual report for the year of 1903: "There had been 797 arrests, including 60 for assault and battery, 5 for assault on an officer, 513 for drunkenness, 5 runaway girls, 2 for bastardy, 4 f
    on January 4, 2014     Source: The Daily News of Newburyport

Quotes

  • "As I understood it," Orton wrote, "farce originally was very close to tragedy, and differed only in the treatment of its themes-themes like rape, bastardy, prostitution."
    on Oct 14, 2007 By: Joe Orton Source: New Yorker

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