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[pis-poo r] /ˈpɪsˈpʊər/
adjective, Slang: Vulgar.
of extremely inferior or disappointing quality or rating.
Origin of piss-poor
First recorded in 1945-50 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for piss poor


(slang) of a contemptibly low standard or quality; pathetic
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Contemporary definitions for piss poor

of very poor quality; thoroughly unsatisfactory or inadequate; also written pisspoor

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Slang definitions & phrases for piss poor

piss poor

adjective phrase

  1. (also pea-poor) Of wretched quality; inferior; bad: outgrow its status as one of the many piss-poor modern dance groups playing college campuses/ I thought the tight ends were pea-poor (1946+)
  2. Penniless; in pauperdom: They're all born piss-poor (1957+)
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