1. [late 16C+] to go whoring; thus bitchery, working as a whore; bitching, whoring.
2. [18C; 1950s+] to act in a promiscuous manner; thus bitching, acting promiscuously.
3. [early 18C; 1910s+] (orig. US) to complain.
4. [late 18C–mid-19C] (UK Und.) to give in, esp. through cowardice.
5. [early–mid-19C] (UK campus) to drink tea.
6. [early 19C+] to spoil, to ruin.
7. [1920s–60s] (US) to cheat, to swindle; thus bitched, swindled.
8. [1930s+] to treat badly; thus bitched, treated badly.
9. [1950s+] (orig. US) to criticize, to attack verbally, to nag, to gossip harshly; thus bitched, criticized, nagged.
[1960s+] a complainer, a whinger.
[2000s] (Irish) the testicles.
a public address system; a loudspeaker.
[2010s] collective denigration of an absentee third party.
[2000s] (S.Afr. gay) one who complains constantly.
[1940s+] (orig. US milit.) a conversation in which one airs one’s complaints.
[1940s+] to complain all the time; also as adj., complaining constantly.
[1950s] (US) furious.
1. [early 19C+] ruined, spoilt.
2. [1910s+] confused.
3. [1960s] of a woman, very unpleasant.
4. [1960s–70s] (US) angry.
5. [1990s+] (US gay) dressed up, esp. in a blatant homosexual manner.
1. [1950s] (S.Afr.) to run away, to escape.
2. [1970s] (US campus) to annoy, to irritate.
[2000s] to act in a cowardly manner, to turn informer.
[1950s+] (US campus) to tell someone off; to attack verbally.
[1950s] (US) of a woman, to irritate or cause trouble for a man, e.g. a boyfriend, by flirting or playing ‘feminine’ games.
see stand bitch under bitch n.1
see separate entry.