pissed

[ pist ]
/ pɪst /

adjective Slang: Vulgar.

drunk; intoxicated.

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Origin of pissed

First recorded in 1840–50; piss + -ed2

Definition for pissed (2 of 2)

piss
[ pis ]
/ pɪs /
Vulgar.

noun

verb (used without object), pissed, piss·ing.

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 pissed (1 of 2)

pissed
/ (pɪst) /

adjective

British, Australian and NZ slang intoxicated; drunk
US slang annoyed, irritated, or disappointed

British Dictionary definitions for pissed (2 of 2)

piss
/ (pɪs) slang /

verb

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

noun

Word Origin for piss

C13: from Old French pisser, probably of imitative origin
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