Definitions

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  • v. Alternative spelling of bastardize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. Same as bastardize.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See bastardize.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms
  • v. declare a child to be illegitimate

Etymologies

bastard + -ise (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • PS you may be 18 but there's no excuse for using words like 'bastardise' in polite company.

    Everyone's Running Scared of Gordon

  • One of these intellectual tyrants, a man of great ability, when he quarrelled with any one, used to threaten to "bastardise" him, or to find the bend-sinister somewhere in his ancestry; and his experience in long genealogies made him feel assured, in the general case, of finding what he sought if he went far enough back for it.

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author

  • Think i'll give the issued webbing at batallion a try and just 'bastardise' it to my preference, definately want velcro tabs for the ammo pouches, those clips can be a pain in the arrse at times. although its changed a lot since i was in (3. 5yrs) issue webbing all the way, get a decent hippo pad as the issued one is crap and spend time your webbing right wearing a combat jacket and trying your bergan, day sack with it to.

    Army Rumour Service

  • I've done it for virtually my entire career and I can tell you that it is often a labour-intensive, up-at-dawn, pride-swallowing siege if I may bastardise a movie line.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • I was actually joking about bastardise being rude, but glad to see schoolboy humour isn't wasted on schoolboys.

    Everyone's Running Scared of Gordon

  • Let me have this violence and compulsion removed, there is nothing that, in my seeming, doth more bastardise and dizzie a welborne and gentle nature: If you would have him stand in awe of shame and punishment, doe not so much enure him to it: accustome him patiently to endure sweat and cold, the sharpnesse of the wind, the heat of the sunne, and how to despise all hazards.

    Of the Institution and Education of Children. To the Ladie Diana of Foix, Countesse of Gurson.

  • How could a modern painter who prided himself on painting merely what was real -- how could he so bastardise his work as to introduce fanciful things into it?

    His Masterpiece

  • Well hopefully someone over at XDA-Developers (if they continue with WP7S) will bastardise this to give us a Playstation Network version (subject to appropriate meta data being available).

    MoDaCo WinMo News

  • (I'm trying to be careful here) decided than from the stage, in front of the mic to bastardise the anthem by replacing the Fail with a big shout of "GAEL" and then proceeded to murder the rest of the admitted poor tune that is our anthem.

    Politics.ie

  • Hopefully HTC will get to work on a Desire ROM then so that Orange can bastardise it for me!

    Neowin.net

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