characteristic of a bitch; spiteful; malicious.
adjective bitchier, bitchiest
(informal) characteristic of or behaving like a bitch; malicious; snide: a bitchy put-down

Mr. Ramsay says we would now call the old dogs “bitchy” in face. That is because the Englishmen have gone in for the wrong sort of forefaces in their dogs, beginning with the days when Meersbrook Bristles and his type swept the judges off their feet and whiskers and an exaggerated face were called for in other varieties of terriers besides the wire haired fox. [James Watson, “The Dog Book,” New York, 1906]

Related: Bitchily; bitchiness.

Having the traits of a bitch; mean; nasty; vindictive (1930s+)
Good-looking; chic; classy (1930s+)
Sexually provocative: two bitchy strip queens (1920s+)


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