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piss +‎ pot


pisspot (plural pisspots)

  1. (vulgar, slang, dated) A portable container used for urination, especially in hospitals or in the absence of indoor plumbing; a chamber pot.
    • 1972, Aleister Crowley, John Symonds, Kenneth Grant (editors), The Magical Record of the Beast 666: The Diaries of Aleister Crowley, 1914-1920, page 103,
      Beauty looks like a pisspot. I tell her so. A compliment because the golden urine of life is poured into her by her Father the Sun. Hence, the Sun is sitting on a pisspot. That pisspot is the Zodiac.
    • 1974 Angela Carter, Fireworks, 1987, page 115,
      He was fumbling in his little night-table, where he keeps his pisspot.
    • 2000, Gregory Maguire, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, page 252,
      Upstairs, Cornelius van den Meer is calling for the pisspot to be emptied.
  2. (vulgar, slang) A very unpleasant, nasty, or mean-spirited person; a contemptible person.
    • 1992, Ben Bova, Mars unnumbered page,
      That ought to satisfy the pisspot sons of bitches, he thought as he transmitted his apology to the spacecraft orbiting above.
    • 1996, James Lee Burke, Cadillac Jukebox, unnumbered page,
      ‘I′m sorry about your place. It′s not my doing,’ I said.
      ‘Like hell it isn′t.’ Then a yellow tooth glinted behind his lip and he added, ‘You little pisspot.’
    • 1998, Frederick Nolan, The West of Billy the Kid, page 287,
      By now a large crowd had gathered; when she learned the kid was dead a sobbing Deluvina Maxwell cursed Garrett and pounded his chest. “You pisspot!” she raged, “you sonofabitch!”
  3. (vulgar, slang) An extremely unpleasant or disgusting place; anything mean or worthless.
    • 2005, David Drake, The Way To Glory, unnumbered page,
      He sailed it out the hatch into the harbor, then shrugged off the wrap and balanced it in his hand. “Do for wiping rags, I guess,” he muttered. “I won′t be sorry to look down on this pisspot world, though.”
    • 2006, David Wellington, Monster Island, unnumbered page,
      It was only the pisspots of the world that made it. The most dangerous places. The unstable countries, the feudal states, the anarchic backwaters, places you wouldn′t dare walk out the door without a gun, where bodyguards were fashion accessories—those places did a lot better in the end.
    • 2011, George R. R. Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire 5: A Dance With Dragons, unnumbered page,
      “It should have been you who threw the feast, to welcome me back,” Ramsay complained, “and it should have been in Barrow Hall, not this pisspot of a castle.”
  4. (Australia, vulgar, slang) A regular drinker of large quantities of alcohol; a drunkard.
    • 1983, Ronald F. Holt (editor), The Strength of Tradition: Stories of the Immigrant Presence in Australia, 1970-81, page 163,
      “Today my son said to me, ‘You're a pisspot, dad, a bloody pisspot.’ You know what that Australian word ‘pisspot’ means, Kapetan Nikola? A ‘metho’, a drunkard. He called me, his own father, a ‘metho’. []
    • 1988, Kate Jennings, Cold Water, in Save Me, Joe Louis, republished in 2010, Trouble: Evolution of a Radical, Selected Writings 1970-2010, page 77,
      I would get indignant at magazine articles that characterised Australia as a nation of pisspots. I remember one in particular because I was nearly inspired to write a letter to the editor. ‘Australians,’ claimed the journalist, ‘drank until they threw ip on their shoes.’ And then I realised there was a good deal of truth in all this. Quite a few Australians do drink until they throw up on their shoes. I have done it myself.
    • 2011, Bill Marsh, Great Australian Railway Stories, unnumbered page,
      I mean, the bastard was an absolute bloody pisspot. The prick got the sack later anyway, for being drunk on the job.
  5. (vulgar, slang) A large quantity.
    • 1966, Robert Carson, The Outsiders, page 225,
      “Damned successful. In fact, I have made a veritable pisspot of money.”
    • 1980, Ron Goulart, Hail Hibbler, unnumbered page,
      “A whole colony?” Lightnin′ Jim swallowed. “That′ll cost you a whole pisspot of loot, Princess.”
    • 2001 September 8, Peter Skelton, “Norwegian ship boarded”, sci.military.naval, Usenet:
      The shipowners are pissed off and will need a pisspot of money thrown at them to go away.