- Slang: Vulgar. a person or thing of no value or consequence; a despicable person or thing.
- Obsolete. an ant.
- Slang: Vulgar. insignificant or worthless.
Origin of pissant
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
- an insignificant or contemptible person
- insignificant or contemptible
C17: from piss + ant
Word Origin and History for pissant
"[B]y sun-down [the gals] come pourin out of the woods like pissants out of an old log when tother end's afire." ["Dick Harlan's Tennessee Frolic," in collection "A Quarter Race in Kentucky," Philadelphia, 1846]
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper