Green’s Dictionary of Slang

bastardly adj.

[bastard n. (1)]

a negative intensifier.

[Can]R. Service ‘The Booby-Trap’ in Ballads of a Bohemian (1978) 572: A booby-trap! Ought to ’a known it! If that’s not a bastardly trick!
[US](con. 1914–18) L. Nason Three Lights from a Match 238: Them bastardly artillery men went an’ killed a couple o’ Jerries.
[US]W. Guthrie Bound for Glory (1969) 12: This is th’ roughest bastardly boxcar that I ever swung into.
[US]R. Chandler 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.
[US]E. Hemingway letter 31 Jan. in Baker Sel. Letters (1981) 881: We are back in the bastardly income tax epoch.
[Ire](con. 1930s–40s) N. Conway Bloods 96: That’s my foot not the bastardly blister!
[US]W.C. Anderson Bat-21 104: Some barstardly F-4 pilot had put some eggs in too close and blown up his cornfield.
[NZ]K. Dunn Geek Love 220: I thought I told you to get rid of that bastardly mold.
[US]S. King Dreamcatcher 98: ‘Wait,’ he said. ‘Bastardly knee’s tryin to lock up on me again.’.

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