[pee]Slang: Sometimes Vulgar.

verb (used without object), peed, pee·ing.

to urinate.


the act of urinating.

Origin of pee

First recorded in 1875–80; euphemism for piss, using initial letter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for peeing

tinkle, micturate, peepee

Examples from the Web for peeing

Contemporary Examples of peeing

  • Peeing on a few sticks, taking your temperature, and having a little sex-on-demand is unlikely to cause much stress.

  • “I was eating, sleeping and, excuse me, peeing in the same place,” al Kish says with a look of shame.

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    Inside Gaddafi's Torture Prisons

    Babak Dehghanpisheh

    September 3, 2011

  • And then, with a sly reference to William Tecumseh Sherman and a joke about peeing in locker room showers, it all came to an end.

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    The Revenge of Daria

    Rebecca Dana

    May 15, 2010

British Dictionary definitions for peeing


verb pees, peeing or peed

(intr) to urinate


the act of urinating

Word Origin for pee

C18: a euphemism for piss, based on the initial letter
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Word Origin and History for peeing



1788, "to spray with urine," euphemistic abbreviation of piss. Meaning "to urinate" is from 1879. Related: Peed; peeing. Noun meaning "act of urination" is attested from 1902; as "urine" from 1961. Reduplicated form pee-pee is attested from 1923.

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