verb (used without object), pissed, piss·ing.

to urinate.

Nearby words

  1. pismire,
  2. pismo clam,
  3. pisolite,
  4. pisolith,
  5. pisolitic,
  6. piss about,
  7. piss artist,
  8. piss away,
  9. piss off,
  10. piss-poor


Origin of piss

1250–1300; Middle English pissen < Old French pissier < Vulgar Latin *pisiāre (imitative)

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British Dictionary definitions for piss away



(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

C13: from Old French pisser, probably of imitative origin

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Word Origin and History for piss away
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Idioms and Phrases with piss away

piss away

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]

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