son of a bitch love


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

  • n. A person regarded as thoroughly mean or disagreeable.
  • interj. Used to express annoyance, disgust, disappointment, or amazement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An objectionable person.
  • n. Any objectionable thing.

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

  • n. insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • "The son of a bitch ran," Fein spat out without preamble.

    Tell No One

  • "You know, where they try to find out whether a son of a bitch really is a son of a bitch," Alva said helpfully.

    Advance and Retreat

  • Captain Jim Brass had spent enough time with the Blairs, and people like them, to know that for Arthur Blair to come as close as he had to calling that son of a bitch Pierce a son of a bitch indicated an unfathomable depth of anger toward Owen Pierce.

    Sin City

  • Then in complete frustration over the imeptness of the would-be rescuers and his own inability to do anything about it, he added to his Bear, "Crap, I don't even know where that son of a bitch went now."

    Thud Ridge

  • Has one of them ever had the damn decency to look into the camera and out at all those uplifted, face-lifted masks in the audience and say, ‘I deserve this adulation like a son of a bitch because I followed Satan’s brilliant direction to a T.

    Roseanne Archy

  • I wondered what chicken-shitted son of a bitch had sent it.

    Tell No One

  • "It's you people who let blonds do things the gods didn't mean to have 'em do—you're the traitors, you and that gods-damned son of a bitch of a King Avram."

    Advance and Retreat

  • I ran the son of a bitch off with Sid's old hunting rifle.

    Till the Butchers Cut Him Down

  • I think this Detective Thelma Fielding is okay, but the sheriff is a pompous son of a bitch with his eye on something else.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • Jake lit a cigarette, his mind still on Eric Brennerman and how bright the son of a bitch was.

    Fatal Care


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  • Show me your teeth!

    November 18, 2008

  • I suspect that many, many Wordies have the same brain space allotment problem.

    October 10, 2007

  • Look, I love arcane knowledge as much as the next wordie, but some facts, and some days, just make me think, "Why the f$%# do I have room for *that* in my brain, and I can't remember whether I have a dentist appointment today?!" Knowing that Jack Ketch was a famous/infamous eighteenth-century London executioner is just one of those facts. Son of a bitch!

    Also, on a lighter note, whenever I see/hear this phrase now, I think of it with exactly the same inflection that Lewis Black uses.

    October 10, 2007

  • Oh, but those are the best kinds of insanity!

    October 10, 2007

  • Sionnach! You rock!

    I'm *so glad* that wasn't just some bizarre insanity that sprang fully formed from my overworked brain...

    October 10, 2007

  • Now there's an occupation.

    October 10, 2007

  • chained_bear: There is even a word - ketchcraft

    October 10, 2007

  • Wasn't Jack Ketch a famous executioner in London? I think I remember that name from reading Neal Stephenson's novels...

    October 10, 2007

  • An early use is attributed to John Shirley:

    "There stands Jack Ketch, that Son of a Bitch" (The Triumph of Wit, 1707, as quoted in TLS)

    October 10, 2007