|Synonyms:||The Bitkahs, bitca|
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Bitkah is a fannish term for bitch. However, instead of being applied in an insulting manner, some fans use it to self-identify their snarky, often mocking, commentary on fandom and life.
The phrase came into popularity when it appeared on the TV show Buffy in the late 1990s.
- Willow: Why is she acting like such a B-I-T-C-H?
- Giles: I think we're a little too old to be spelling things out.
- Xander: (to Willow) She's a bitkah?
Around the same time, Sandy Herrold and a group of loosely inter-connected fan friends began calling themselves "The Bitkahs."