Meaning of bastarda in English:


Pronunciation /baˈstɑːdə/


  • 1Any of a group of black letter typefaces based on a cursive Gothic script of the 14th and 15th centuries.

  • 2A cursive Gothic script incorporating elements of textura, employed in France, Germany, and the Low Countries in the 14th and 15th centuries.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Morning Post. From Italian bastarda (adjective) designating a cursive Gothic script for vernacular use, specific use of feminine of bastardo, probably after French bâtarde.