Green’s Dictionary of Slang

bitch adj.

[bitch n.1 (3a)]

1. (US black) weak, with implications of effeminacy.

[US]‘Iceberg Slim’ Airtight Willie and Me 30: I stared thoughtfully at Phil’s yellow bitch face.
[US]K. Vacha Quiet Fire 77: This bitch drag screwed me.
[US]Dr Dre ‘Big Ego’s’ 🎵 That shady bitch and that bitch nigga that was claimin that.
[US]J. Ridley Everybody Smokes in Hell 22: That boy’s straight bee-atch.
[US]G. Pelecanos Hell to Pay 116: He didn’t want to go down on something as mundane as grand theft. A charge like that was a bitch charge, and it bought you no respect inside the walls.
[US]G. Pelecanos Drama City 107: Rico would never listen to this kind of bitch music.

2. large, substantial.

[UK]A. Salkey Come Home, Malcolm Heartland 183: It goin’ take a bitch amount o’ white enamel, I can tell you that, right now!

3. () .

(con. late 1940s) M. Liston in Levet Talkin’ That Talk (2010) 66/2: I heard some comments about ‘Why hell did he send all the way to California for a bitch trombone player?’.

4. second-rate.

[US]G. Pelecanos Night Gardener 100: ‘They give all the real vehicles to the regular police.’ [...] ‘We do get the bitch cars.’.

5. annoying.

[UK]A. Wheatle Dirty South 21: Do you wanna crack addict banging down your gates at some bitch time in the morning.

6. see bitching adj. (1)

7. see bitchy adj.