Bastard was a Galactic Basic Standard word which referred to a child born from unwed parents, but was more commonly used as a derogatory slang term to describe a contemptible individual. As a Basic word, it could also refer to a person or item of unusual or irregular origins.
The information broker Lorn Pavan, while getting intoxicated at the Coruscant bar Green Glowstone Tavern following a botched transaction in 32 BBY, referred to his droid companion I-5YQ as a bastard. Alima, a Lieutenant with the Galactic Empire who was tracking down with tracing the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 on Tatooine in 0 BBY, used the word in reference to the local residents of Mos Eisley. Wuher, a bartender at Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina on Mos Eisley, also considered bar owner Chalmun a "cheap bastard" because of his tendency to import only a minimal amount of drinking materials.
Corran Horn, a pilot with the elite Rogue Squadron of the New Republic, referred to Imperial TIE fighter pilot as bastards during the Second Battle of Borleias in 6 ABY. Smuggler Booster Terrik once half-affectionately referred to fellow smuggler Talon Karrde as a bastard during a negotiation over whether Karrde would allow Terrik to feed false information to Melina Carniss, a spy for the Imperial leader Ysanne Isard who had infiltrated Karrde's organization. Tyria Sarkin Tainer, a pilot with the New Republic's Wraith Squadron in 7 ABY, called the Bothan slicer Eurrsk Thri'ag a bastard after Thri'ag offered to slice into her pilot simulation records and improve her scores.
Wraith pilot Myn Donos also referred to his fellow pilots by that word after they tricked him with an X-wing simulator into reliving a previously traumatic event in which Talon Squadron was wiped out, with the hopes of helping him cope with the tragedy. During the Black Fleet Crisis, Han Solo referred to Nil Spaar, head of the Duskhan League government during that conflict, as a bastard in 16 ABY.
In 44 ABY, during the Mandalorian siege of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant, Mandalorian commando Belok Rhal was referred by the term after killing Kani Asari on the steps of the Temple when she emerged to negotiate.
- Darth Maul: Shadow Hunter
- Han Solo at Stars' End (First appearance)
- Be Still My Heart: The Bartender's Tale
- Play It Again, Figrin D'an: The Tale of Muftak and Kabe
- X-Wing: Rogue Squadron
- X-Wing: The Bacta War
- X-Wing: Wraith Squadron
- Tyrant's Test