pish

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English[edit]

Interjection[edit]

pish

  1. An expression of disdain.

Noun[edit]

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pish (plural pishes)

  1. A sibilant noise (e.g. "psshh") made by birders and ornithologists to attract small birds.

Verb[edit]

pish (third-person singular simple present pishes, present participle pishing, simple past and past participle pished)

  1. To try to attract birds by making a sibilant noise (e.g. "psshh").
  2. To express contempt.
    1606 - William Shakespeare, Henry V act ii, scene 1
    Pish for thee, Iceland dog! thou prick-ear'd cur of Iceland!

Usage notes[edit]

  • Most commonly found in the gerund or present participle pishing.

References[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Chinook Jargon[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English fish, or possibly French pêche.

Noun[edit]

pish

  1. fish

Etymology 2[edit]

From Chinook opitshka.

Noun[edit]

pish

  1. fire
Synonyms[edit]

Mohegan-Pequot[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • beesh (obsolete orthography)

Etymology[edit]

From English peas.

Noun[edit]

pish

  1. peas

References[edit]

  • A Vocabulary of Mohegan-Pequot (John D. Prince, Frank G. Speck)

Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From late Middle English.

Noun[edit]

pish (uncountable)

  1. (vulgar) Urine, piss.
  2. (vulgar) Crust on a scabbing wound.

Verb[edit]

tae pish (third-person singular simple present pishes, present participle pishin, simple past pished, past participle pished)

  1. To urinate, to piss.

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

pish (comparative mair pish, superlative maist pish)

  1. (vulgar) Not very good, in fact quite bad.

Interjection[edit]

pish

  1. An expression of disdain.

References[edit]

  • Dictionary of the Scots Language, Scottish Language Dictionaries, Edinburgh [1]

Western Apache[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English fish.

Noun[edit]

pish

  1. fish