Piss



[pis] /pɪs/ Vulgar.

noun
1.
.
verb (used without object), pissed, pissing.
2.
to urinate.
Idioms
3.
piss away, Slang. to squander; fritter away:
4.
piss off, Slang.

5.
take a piss, to urinate.
/pɪs/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to urinate
2.
(transitive) to discharge as or in one’s urine: to piss blood
noun
3.
an act of urinating
4.
urine
5.
(Austral) beer
6.
on the piss, drinking alcohol, esp in large quantities
7.
piece of piss, something easily obtained of achieved
8.
take the piss, to tease or make fun of someone or something
9.
piss all over, to be far superior to: a version that pisses all over the original
v.

late 13c., from Old French pissier “urinate” (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *pissiare, of imitative origin. To piss away (money, etc.) is from 1948. Related: Pissed; pissing. Pissing while (1550s) once meant “a short time.”

He shall not piss my money against the wall; he shall not have my money to spend in liquor. [“Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit and Pickpocket Eloquence,” London, 1811]

n.

late 14c., from piss (v.). As a pure intensifier (piss-poor, piss-ugly, etc.) it dates from World War II. Piss and vinegar first attested 1942. Piss-prophet “one who diagnosed diseases by inspection of urine” is attested from 1620s. Piss proud “erect upon awakening” is attested from 1796.

adjective

Of wretched quality; piss poor: Europe is a piss place for music (1970s+)

noun

verb

Related Terms

eyes like pissholes in the snow, full of piss and vinegar, not have a pot to piss in, panther piss, tickle the shit out of someone

combining word

A term placed before an adjective to intensify its meaning: piss-awkward/ piss-elegant/ piss-poor/ piss-ugly (1940s+)

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