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Meaning of BY-BLOW

Pronunciation:  bI blow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the illegitimate offspring of unmarried parents
 

BY-BLOW is a 7 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: bastard, illegitimate, illegitimate child, love child, whoreson
 
 See Also: issue, offspring, progeny

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\By"-blow`\, n.
1. A side or incidental blow; an accidental blow.

         With their by-blows they did split the very stones
         in pieces.                            --Bunyan.

2. An illegitimate child; a bastard.

         The Aga speedily . . . brought her [his disgraced
         slave] to court, together with her pretty by-blow,
         the present Padre Ottomano.           --Evelyn.

 

 

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