[ pis ]
/ pɪs /
verb (used without object), pissed, piss·ing.
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Idioms for piss
- to anger.
- to go away; leave (often used imperatively).
piss away, Slang. to squander; fritter away:
piss off, Slang.
take a piss, to urinate.
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 (1 of 2)
verb (adverb) slang
(tr; often passive) to annoy, irritate, or disappoint
(intr) mainly British to go away; depart, often used to dismiss a person
British Dictionary definitions for piss off (2 of 2)
/ (pɪs) slang /
(intr) to urinate
(tr) to discharge as or in one's urineto piss blood
an act of urinating
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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Idioms and Phrases with 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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