1. (orig. US) sexually provocative, sexually appealing.
|Miss Knight (1963) 66: She [...] out of a now gayer mood and of an habitual bitchy gaiety, shouted across the aisle to a Germany boy she knew, ‘Oh you Suzie stoopantakit, I got your number. It’s – 96 – ain’t it? You know, dearie, I think yer queer’.|
|Time 13 Oct. 36: Two bitchy strip queens are murdered.|
|Room to Swing 162: I ought to get into a bitchy dress—something real seductive.|
|Last Exit to Brooklyn (1966) 49: Camille felt real bitchy and daring and winked at Sal.|
|(con. 1970) 13th Valley (1983) 19: In Sydney, with a bitchy little Sydneysider, he had discovered moments when the Nam was forgotten.|
2. malicious, sarcastic.
|Dead End Act III: That sounds pretty bitchy, I suppose.|
|(con. 1937) Mad in Pursuit 203: Every woman’s bitchy at heart. The plain ones take it out of each other, and the lovelies take it out of the men.|
|Peyton Place (1959) 128: Oh, you stinking, rotten, goddamned bitchy sonofabitch!|
|Guntz 115: What with every one making bitchy comments to each other.|
|What If You Died Tomorrow (1977) II i: It was just bitchy crap.|
|Faggots 22: I shall not become a bitchy, middle-aged queen. I shall not turn sour.|
|Foxes (1980) 155: That was a really stupid bitch thing to do.|
|Auf Wiedersehen Pet Two 260: Nice to see you back at your bitchy best.|
|Llama Parlour 52: Rondah played the bitchy career woman.|
|Guardian G2 20 Jan. 9: Cynthia’s bitchy sister, Libby.|
|Cherry Pie [ebook] I’d had enough of bitchy broads but stayed polite.|
|(con. 1973) Johnny Porno 284: A woman gets bitchy, it reminds me of Nan.|
3. (US) difficult.
|Rhythm of Violence II iii: What a goddamn bitchy night!|
|Jones Men 178: I don’t mean to sound bitchy.|
|(con. early 1950s) L.A. Confidential 100: Joan Morrow Loew stayed bitchy; Welton and the old lady grudgingly accepted him.|