bastard bread

1) In compound 'bastard' meant having the appearance of, resembling, of an inferior or less proper kind of (OED).

That meaning is implicit in a memorandum of the assize of bread in York: 1411-2 that the basterd wastell and symnelles, the whilk sall have allowance ijs in the ferthyng iiijs in the halpeny less than the cokette .

places York
dates 1411-1412

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