Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Malicious remarks or spiteful behavior: "the rapidly escalating and darkening volley of nasty political bitchery” ( Joe Brown).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Behavior considered typical of a bitch

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Vileness or coarseness in a woman; unchastity or lewdness in general.

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

  • n. aggressive remarks and behavior like that of a spiteful malicious woman

Etymologies

bitch +‎ -ery (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Jezebel, meanwhile, feels like the nastiest kind of bitchery, a girl-on-girl catfight that never seems to end and isn't nearly as funny as it thinks it is.

    Gawker Reckoning - Anil Dash

  • A mean mother can be boiled down to a reduction of her bitchery, a set of anecdotes.

    The Passion of Alec Baldwin

  • TV Guide Magazine: Feminists would likely view Carly's overt bitchery as demeaning and self-defeating — hardly the image of an empowered woman Discuss!

    General Hospital's Laura Wright Previews the Carly-Brenda Smack Down

  • Press play on our two-part interview below to see what Irina had to say about her controversial all-black collection, how the nickname Mean-a Irina came to be, and her claim that behind whatever bitchery she displayed on screen, there was always a good reason for it … only, it consistently ended up on the cutting-room floor.

    'Project Runway Talk': Irina explains herself | EW.com

  • And SYTYCD, you need to call out the bitchery of Mia and Tyce.

    'Réalité' (in two parts): 'Top Model' goes Ninja; 'DWTS' brings sexy back; 'SYTYCD' crushes dreams; 'Runway' gets stupid | EW.com

  • It's precious bitchery like this that gives opera criticism its bad name.

    Anna Nicole - review

  • Yes, most of Coolidge's set is Hollywood bitchery that trades on her low-level celebrity.

    Jennifer Coolidge

  • Her roomie in Cheertown is the impossibly perky rah-rah team captain Savannah Monroe (High School Musical's Ashley Tisdale — and yes, there's a throwaway "Sharpee" joke) who is at least amusing as she tries to preserve a "no negativity zone" amid the various back-stabbing bitchery you expect from the genre.

    Roush Review: Terriers and Hellcats

  • By the 1970s, White had refined his feelings about her: A beautiful, tart and brittle woman, more American than Chinese, and mistress of every level of the American language from the verses of the hymnal to the most sophisticated bitchery.

    The Last Empress

  • This episode contained more switchery and bitchery than a INSERT HUMOROUS BUT SLIGHTLY RISQUÉ COLLECTIVE NOUN HERE convention; and while some will say that it was low on character development and featured several plotlines that indicate that some of our favorite characters are actually dumb children, I am not one of them.

    Glee – Season 1, Episode 11: “Hairography” – review

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