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The word 'bastard' is used liberally throughout Game of Thrones and it made me wonder about the children born through incest.

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    a human being for starters. If born out of wedlock, a bastard. Jun 6, 2013 at 17:38
  • "A product of incest" may sound cold, and while preferring Kristina Lopez' "human being," I guess "product" is a step above "inbred hick," as horatio provides in his answer. Jun 6, 2013 at 20:00
  • An illegitimate child for a baby born out of wedlock, used to be a common term until the 70s, but that's a rough guess of mine.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Jun 8, 2013 at 9:05
  • @rhetorician Rhetoric! See TFD "2. A direct result; a consequence: "Is history the product of impersonal social and economic forces?" (Anthony Lewis)." -- history is not factory-made to be sold in the market, you see.
    – Kris
    Dec 29, 2013 at 7:28
  • @rhetorician "2a thing or person that is the result of an action or process: her perpetual suntan was the product of a solarium a person whose character and identity have been formed by a particular period or situation: an ageing academic who is a product of the 1960s oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/product
    – Kris
    Dec 29, 2013 at 7:30

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"Inbred" is pretty close, though not strictly confined to incest, though in common usage it is meant as an insult and the incestuous implication is the primary intention (e.g. "inbred hick")

"Inbreeding" is the interbreeding of closely related individuals.

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I doubt there's a specific word - incestuous love-child is probably the closest you'll get.

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