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What Does` Bastard `mean?

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The true meaning of bastard is that of a child who is born out of wedlock. This basically means if the two parents of the child were not married when the child was born then he or she is classed as a 'bastard' or a 'bastard child'.

However, the use of the word bastard has changed over time, and it is now most commonly used as a general derogatory word to describe someone they are not fond of or to use as a way of swearing. It is sometimes used in conjunction with another insulting word such as 'fat bastard' or 'miserable bastard'.

Although the original meaning of bastard is of a child born out of wedlock, it really wouldn't be acceptable to go round and call children whose parents aren't married bastards. Therefore it has almost lost its original meaning all together and now simply takes on the form of a rather generic insult or swear word.

If you are ever unsure of what a word actually means or want to see examples of when a certain word would be used then heading for a dictionary or encyclopedia is always worth doing. If you don't own either of these then you can now get digital versions online for free. You can go to websites such as dictionary.com or wikipedia.com and put in the word you wish to know about in the search box.

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Vikash Swaroop answered
Bastard, one of the most often used word in the world, has the etymological meaning of an illegitimate child that is born from unmarried parents. But people use it whenever they like to abuse anybody.

Whenever somebody wants to show his superiority over anybody he takes the help of this word and get on abusing the person. The word is becoming so common to the people that a normal person might have come across several times in a day and some times he doesn't even feel that he is abused.

The word not only conveys illegitimacy but also used for something fake. If you find that a piece of art that is a copied one you can use the word without giving any second thought and say that it's a bastard painting.
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Of child born from unmarried parents
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Bastard means illegal child from those couple who did sex just for a fun.Bastard couple
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That one is illigitimate, born out of wedlock or some say the parents never married and split up, the old english word is :base son"
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Spare me, "Boomers", "X-Geners" & "Y-Geners":

A BASTARD is ANY child born to a mother that IS NOT MARRIED! PERIOD!

There are many BASTARDS born to media and Holywood "stars" but that doesn't change the definition.   No, it is NOT "acceptable" for the MOTHER OR "FATHER" to not claim parental responsibility.

Though it is NOT the child's fault, it is still a BASTARD! ! ! !

Go away, already!
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Your mommy and daddy didn't get married so they didnt get a divorce or how ever you spell it. They split up and you don't know it.

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