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    Meaning of a phrase

    What does it mean if an American say "you bastard"?

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    Re: Meaning of a phrase

    This phrase is a taboo!

    Bastard is a very offensive word for someone, especially a man, who you think is unpleasant. Do not use this word

    Old-fashioned: Someone who was born to parents who were not married


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    Re: Meaning of a phrase

    When someone says that, they are swearing at you. They are calling you a name OR they are teasing you and putting a label on you.

    What was the situation?

    He: I'm going to wear this hat to the party
    She: You fool!

    He: Hey you, how about a kiss?
    She: You creep!

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