a negative intensifier.
|Ballads of a Bohemian (1978) 572: A booby-trap! Ought to ’a known it! If that’s not a bastardly trick!‘The Booby-Trap’ in|
|(con. 1914–18) Three Lights from a Match 238: Them bastardly artillery men went an’ killed a couple o’ Jerries.|
|Bound for Glory (1969) 12: This is th’ roughest bastardly boxcar that I ever swung into.|
|Long Good-Bye 157: But if I may quote the scintillating words of the good Dr Loring, a bastardly bastard with a little black bag, stay away from my wife, Marlowe.|
|Sel. Letters (1981) 881: We are back in the bastardly income tax epoch.letter 31 Jan. in Baker|
|(con. 1930s–40s) Bloods 96: That’s my foot not the bastardly blister!|
|Bat-21 104: Some barstardly F-4 pilot had put some eggs in too close and blown up his cornfield.|
|Geek Love 220: I thought I told you to get rid of that bastardly mold.|
|Dreamcatcher 98: ‘Wait,’ he said. ‘Bastardly knee’s tryin to lock up on me again.’.|
SE in slang uses
a bastard’s bastard.
|Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue ms. additions .|
|Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue (2nd edn, 3rd edn).|
|Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.|