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. – Kristina Lopez Jun 6 '13 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. – rhetorician Jun 6 '13 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 '13 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 '13 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 '13 at 7:30

"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.


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

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