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rat bastard

An extremely despicable, untrustworthy, immoral person. I took Charlie in because his sister begged me to help him out, but that rat bastard robbed me while I was sleeping! There's no way I'm trusting a rat bastard like that to run my company.
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n. a really wretched or despised person. (Rude and derogatory.) Stay away from Albert, he’s a real rat-bastard when he’s drunk.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The Bastard name comes from the time of the Norman Conquest of 1066.
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In the Middle Ages, he argues, although illegitimacy was understood as a natural stain, aristocratic households easily incorporated bastards; girls helped extend family connections via their marriages, and boys filled out the ranks of nobles' troops.
Gerber is particularly concerned with the ways in which lawyers in secular courts manipulated the rules about the legal disabilities of those termed bastards. Their right to inherit and even the ability of either parent to pass money or estates to them by will were matters that demanded considerable finesse.
Indeed, Professor Witte mentions in the introduction to this book his own perplexity and discomfort when as a youth he witnessed the public expulsion of an unwed mother and her bastard child from a Christian congregation to which he belonged.
"You must kill the bastards if they threaten you or your commmunity," Shabangu told a crime rally in Pretoria to a standing ovation.
Concerning married women, the Israeli Rabbinate doesn't look for bastards, unless the woman herself testifies that she had given birth out of wedlock.
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The official Iraqi News Agency quoted him exhorting the Iraqi people to "strike hard to prove that we are the sons of good women and they are sons of adultery, dirt and bastards."