Bitch (/bɪtʃ/)[1] is a pejorative slang word for a person, usually a woman. When applied to a woman or girl, it means someone who is belligerent, unreasonable, malicious, controlling, aggressive, or dominant.[2] When applied to a man or boy, bitch reverses its meaning and is a derogatory term for being subordinate, weak, or cowardly.[citation needed]

History in Sexual Use

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term bitch comes from the Old English word bicce or bicge, meaning "female dog", which dates to around 1000 CE. It may have derived from the earlier Old Norse word bikkja, also meaning "female dog".

The earliest use of "bitch" specifically as a derogatory term for women dates to the 15th century. Its earliest slang meaning mainly referred to sexual behavior, according to the English language historian Geoffrey Hughes:

The early applications were to a promiscuous or sensual woman, a metaphorical extension of the behavior of a bitch in heat. Herein lies the original point of the powerful insult son of a bitch, found as biche sone ca. 1330 in Arthur and Merlin ... while in a spirited exchange in the Chester Play (ca. 1400) a character demands: "Whom callest thou queine, skabde bitch?" ("Who are you calling a whore, you miserable bitch?").

1. noun. insolent, nasty, vindictive or resentful male homosexual.

2. Original terms refers to female dog. Is also applied in a derogatory way to women. [ in gay or black slang you can use the term about a male as well]

3. apply to either gender and is used as a well-meaning greeting. ("He is such a bitch!" "What's up, bitch?")

4. a person who complains frequently. ("Eric stop being a bitch again.")

5. a servant. ("I'm not your bitch Eric!")

6.[1990s] the middle seat in the front or back of a vehicle. ("You've got to sit bitch.")