Etymology
Advertisement

bastardy (n.)

early 14c., "condition of illegitimacy," from Anglo-French and Old French bastardie, from bastard (see bastard). As "begetting of bastards, fornication" from 1570s.

Others are reading

Advertisement
Advertisement
Definitions of bastardy

bastardy (n.)
the status of being born to parents who were not married;
Synonyms: illegitimacy / bar sinister
From wordnet.princeton.edu