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/ ˈpɪsˌænt /
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Slang: Vulgar. a person or thing of no value or consequence; a despicable person or thing.
Obsolete. an ant.
Slang: Vulgar. insignificant or worthless.
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British Dictionary definitions for pissant
/ (ˈpɪsænt) US informal /
an insignificant or contemptible person
insignificant or contemptible
Word Origin for pissant
C17: from piss + ant
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