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Is "bitch" in "Bitch please" expression a verb or a noun?

Is it calling the listener a bitch as in "bitch, please" or is it some kind of provocation as in "bitch (more) please (I don't really care)"?

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  • Without context, it could be either. If reliably punctuated, it's a verb without the comma, but in sloppy writing or spoken language you can't rely on that.
    – tripleee
    Dec 4, 2020 at 6:01

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It's a noun, calling the listener a "bitch". And as noted in a comment, a comma should be inserted. In speech there are two intonation groups which justifies the use of a comma.

I hope it is clear that it would be very insulting to use it in most contexts.

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  • This is correct; specifically, it's a direct address.
    – Ryan M
    Dec 4, 2020 at 8:30

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