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pissant

or piss-ant

[ pis-ant ]
/ ˈpɪsˌænt /
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noun

Slang: Vulgar. a person or thing of no value or consequence; a despicable person or thing.
Obsolete. an ant.

adjective

Slang: Vulgar. insignificant or worthless.

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Origin of pissant

1655–65, in sense “ant”; piss + ant, probably originally on the model of pismire
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British Dictionary definitions for pissant

pissant
/ (ˈpɪsænt) US informal /

noun

an insignificant or contemptible person

adjective

insignificant or contemptible

Word Origin for pissant

C17: from piss + ant
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