bint

n
British
a girl, a (young) woman. Bint is Arabic for daughter or girl; the word was adopted by soldiers serving in Egypt and became widespread in Britain from the 1920s to the 1960s. In English the word nearly always had, and still has, deprecatory overtones.
► 'I've got to keep him and that Russian bint one step ahead of the police.' (Room at the Bottom, TV comedy, 1987)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • bint — [bɪnt] delicate gentle give a bint obvious subtle bint of (a bint about the answer; a bint of suspicion) a broad a bint about the merest bint to drop to take a bint a bint that + clause …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Bint — (بنت) is an Arabic word meaning girl or daughter . It is used in female Arabic names to denote a patronym. It is used as a derogatory slang word in the United Kingdom meaning woman or girl. Usage varies from the harsh bitch , to only a slightly… …   Wikipedia

  • bint — girlfriend, 1855, British English, from Arabic bint daughter; adopted by British servicemen in the Middle East …   Etymology dictionary

  • bint — /bɪnt/ (say bint) noun Colloquial a woman. {originally World War I military slang, from Arabic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • bint — [bint] n. [Ar, girl, daughter] [Brit. Slang] a girl or woman: usually a term of contempt …   English World dictionary

  • bint — /bint/, n. Brit. Slang (disparaging and offensive). a woman or girl. [1850 55; < Ar: girl, daughter] * * * …   Universalium

  • bint — ► NOUN Brit. informal, derogatory ▪ a girl or woman. ORIGIN Arabic, daughter, girl …   English terms dictionary

  • bint — noun /bɪnt/ a) A woman, a girl. Tell that bint to get herself in here now! b) bind, bandage If I went around saying I was an emperor because some moistened bint lobbed a scimitar at me, theyd put me away! …   Wiktionary

  • bint — I Australian Slang n (derogatory) young woman (originally military slang of the Middle East, during both World Wars, from Arabic) II Glesga Glossary cow, bitch III Scottish Vernacular Dictionary A fanciable women IV South African Slang Origin:… …   English dialects glossary

  • bint —    a prostitute    The British army picked up the Arabic word for young woman and carried it across the world:     The women put it down to the rations we got, and the men down to the bint, as they called it. (Bogarde, 1978) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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