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Related to bitching: catch up, arrivederci, allotted, undeterred

bitch

1. verb, rude slang To complain or gripe about someone or something. Of course Marjorie is bitching about how I left dishes out in the kitchen—she's not happy unless everything is perfectly put away.
2. verb, rude slang To jumble up or ruin something. Boy, you really bitched this report—I'm not sure I can even fix it.
3. noun, rude slang, A female who is deemed objectionable, perhaps due to rudeness or meanness. Geez, why are you being such a bitch to me today?
4. noun, rude slang A complaint or gripe. I can't stand to hear another bitch about the state of my house right now.
5. noun, rude slang One's girlfriend. She's my bitch—of course I love her!
6. noun, rude slang Something that is very difficult or challenging, often causing annoyance or frustration. Do you have any tips for getting out a grass stain like this? It's a real bitch.

bitchin'

rude slang Awesome, great, or excellent. Can also be used as an exclamation. Look at his car! That's one bitchin' ride. You got us tickets to that concert? Bitchin'!

bitching

verb
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We seem to be close to Jones's (1980/1990) idea that bitching operates as "political consciousness-raising" or as the agency of a "working women's consciousness" in the daily lives of working women (cf.
This simultaneous accommodation and resistance affects bitching as an ambivalent political strategy.
These are the constraints on political imagination that bitching may both accommodate and resist.
This ambivalent movement of bitching is a thematic feature.
To illustrate the interactional features and ambivalent micropolitical struggles in bitching, I will re-visit an incident I reported in another paper (Sotirin and Gottfried, 1999).
When I reviewed my notes for the interactional features of bitching, I identified several examples.
I want to review this excerpt in terms of the interactional features of bitching described above.
In addition, these shifts illustrate how bitching can both accommodate existing power asymmetries and envision alternatives that resist positions of subordination and disadvantage.
Finally, bitching entails a tone of moral indignation and evaluation.
I set out to revisit Jones's (1980/1990) classic categorization of women's bitching as complaining at the level of interpersonal interaction and consciousness-raising at the level of political action.
The interactional features of bitching enact a micropolitical struggle within and against sociohistorical relations of dominance and oppression.
My analyses of the gendered stereotypes that bitching among secretarial women recreate could be mis-read as reinstantiating a fixedly bipolar view of sex and gender.
(2.) My effort to clarify the empirical and experiential features of bitching is countered by Pringle's view (1988:231-2) that "'Bitching' is not a self-evident empirical category but a social and discursive construction." She argued that it is labelling that constitutes a particular instance as bitching.
(3.) In this sense, I take issue with Pringle's (1988) definition of secretarial bitching as spiteful, malicious, put-down remarks over trivialities because her definition neglects a critical dimension of bitching as a component of "troubles talk."