[ pis ]
/ pɪs /


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 off

piss off

verb (adverb) slang

(tr; often passive) to annoy, irritate, or disappoint
(intr) mainly British to go away; depart, often used to dismiss a person


/ (pɪs) slang /


(intr) to urinate
(tr) to discharge as or in one's urineto piss blood


Word Origin for piss

C13: from Old French pisser, probably of imitative origin

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

piss off


Make very angry, as in That letter pissed me off, or She was pissed off because no one had called her. [Vulgar slang; 1940s]


Go away, as in Piss off and stop bothering me. [Vulgar slang; mid-1900s]

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