By-blow



an incidental or accidental blow.
Also, bye-blow. an illegitimate child; bastard.
Historical Examples

The Yeoman Adventurer George W. Gough
Beaumont and Fletcher’s Works (9 of 10) Francis Beaumont

noun
a passing or incidental blow
an archaic word for a bastard

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