- to urinate.
- piss away, Slang. to squander; fritter away:
- piss off, Slang.
- to anger.
- to go away; leave (often used imperatively).
- take a piss, to urinate.
Origin of piss
- (intr) to urinate
- (tr) to discharge as or in one's urineto piss blood
- an act of urinating
- Australian beer
- on the piss drinking alcohol, esp in large quantities
- piece of piss something easily obtained of achieved
- take the piss to tease or make fun of someone or something
- piss all over to be far superior toa version that pisses all over the original
Word Origin for piss
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]
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.
Squander, waste, as in They've pissed away a fortune on those horses. This term uses piss in the sense of “discharge something as though it were urine.” [Vulgar slang; first half of 1900s]