How to say “b**ch” in Japanese

Japanese words for bitch include "iya na onna" and "abazure"

Sometimes in life you are going to meet people who suck. And sometimes you just want to say something nasty about such people. It’s not commendable, but it’s part of being human. In this post we will learn how to say bitch in Japanese.

The definition of bitch

Merriam-Webster defines bitch as an offensive word for “a malicious, spiteful, or overbearing woman”. Alternatively, it can be “used as a generalized term of abuse and disparagement for a woman”.

OK, we get it. You don’t like this person. But how do we say bitch in Japanese?

Iya na onna

Iya na onna (嫌な女) translates as an unpleasant woman or literally, a woman I don’t like.

It’s not a nice term for sure, but it might be the cleanest one on this list!

Hontouni iya na onna da. Kowai wa.
She’s a really unpleasant woman. I’m scared of her.

Saikin, iya na onna de gomen ne.
Sorry for being such a bitch lately.

Kuso onna

Kuso onna (糞女) literally translates as that piece of shit woman or basically, a bitch.

It goes without saying that this is a really offensive word. Use with caution!

Ano kuso onna wa maji de mukatsuku!
That bitch really pisses me off!

Shine yo, kuso onna!
Go to hell you bitch!


Abazure (阿婆擦れ) is quite an old word from the Edo period that originally meant a crazy person (including men), but it now functions as a really nasty insult for women.

Ano onna wa abazure da yo.
That woman is a real bitch.


You guessed it! Another way to say bitch is to well, say it in a Japanese accent.

Bicchi (ビッチ), pronounced BI-CHI, stands for a promiscuous woman or sloot. The meaning is therefore a bit different from the English word “bitch”, but it’s just as offensive! People add chou (very) for extra emphasis.

Kanojo wa chou bicchi dakara ki wo tsukete yo.
Take care around her, she’s a real sloot.

Do Japanese people really use these words?

If you have spent time around Japanese people, then you will know that they tend to be quite polite and restrained with their language.

You’re therefore not going to see many times where they would use any of these words, especially in someone’s presence! Obviously then, I strongly advise against using these terms but you may come across them in manga or anime.

However, I would say that iya na onna and bicchi do get used sometimes – just safely out of earshot of their target!