Bint

Bint

[bint]

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 derogatory, almost affectionate, term for a young woman. The latter being associated more with usage in the West Midlands. The term was used in British armed forces and the London area synonymously with (the slang meaning of) 'bird' (sometimes 'brass') from at least the 1950s. The term was also famously used in the classic film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail in a reference to the lady of the lake as a "moistened bint".

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