bint "girlfriend," 1855, British English, from Arabic bint "daughter;" adopted by British servicemen in the Middle East.

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  • 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 — [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 — [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 — 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 — 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,… …   Contemporary slang

  • 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

  • bint — Noun. A woman. From the Arabic bint meaning girl or daughter …   English slang and colloquialisms

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