Pronunciation: (bas'turd),[key] —n. 1. a person born of unmarried parents; an illegitimate child.
2. Slang. a. a vicious, despicable, or thoroughly disliked person: Some bastard slashed the tires on my car. b. a person, esp. a man: The poor bastard broke his leg. 3. something irregular, inferior, spurious, or unusual.
4. See bastard culverin.
—adj. 1. illegitimate in birth.
2. spurious; not genuine; false: The architecture was bastard Gothic. 3. of abnormal or irregular shape or size; of unusual make or proportions: bastard quartz; bastard mahogany. 4. having the appearance of; resembling in some degree: a bastard Michelangelo; bastard emeralds. 5. Print.(of a character) not of the font in which it is used or found.