eat shit

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Etymology 1[edit]


eat shit

  1. (slang, vulgar, of a person) To fall and land on one's face.
    • 2009, Laura Thornhill (in Jack Smith, The Skateboarder's Journal - Lives on Board:
      Finally, for my 13th birthday, I got a skateboard — a Black Knight with those cool black urethane wheels. I cut my teeth on that board — and ate shit on it many, many times.
  2. (slang, vulgar, humorous, of a person) To do something disgusting or strongly undesirable
    • Family Guy (TV series)
      Kathy Griffin: Kelly Clarkson had bronchitis and had to cancel. I had to eat shit and call Céline.
  3. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see eat,‎ shit.


eat shit!

  1. (idiomatic, vulgar) An expression of discontent or aggravation to another party.
    "I fucked your sister!" "Eat shit!"

Etymology 2[edit]

Miami English, a calque of Cuban Spanish comer (to eat) + mierda “shit” (to waste time).


eat shit

  1. (US, slang, vulgar, chiefly Miami) To do nothing of importance; to idle.