A bitch is a female dog.
It is also slang insult used to mean a nasty woman. It is possibly derived from the fact that bitch is used in other ways, however, such as in the phrase son of a bitch (also son of a gun) or bitchy. Bitch became a term to degrade and insult women as early in 15th century. It's use then surged specially in music industry in 70's. Women started to embrace the word as a term of empowerment.
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- ↑ "The History of the Word "Bitch" and Its Inherent Subordinating Nature". The REVIVAL Zine. 2020-08-28. Retrieved 2023-02-28.