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BlindAnarchy wrote (edited )

Bastard I believe began as a word used to describe a child born out of wedlock. I believe there have been a few other uses of the word, but I’m personally not aware of it.


MC_Cookies wrote

It's also used to denote something as unpleasant or as corrupted from its origin (though the latter is often changed to "bastardized").

Nowadays it doesn't usually have the connotations of a derogatory term for children born out of wedlock, but I'm not sure about that.