piss

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English pissen, from Old French pissier, from Vulgar Latin *pissiō, probably of echoic origin.

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  • IPA(key): /pɪs/
  • Rhymes: -ɪs
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Noun[edit]

piss (countable and uncountable, plural pisses)

  1. (mildly vulgar, usually uncountable) Urine.
    • 1610, Ben Jonson, The Alchemist, Act II (among the list of elixir ingredients):
      Of piss and egg-shells
    • 1611, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 4, Scene 1
      Monster, I do smell all horse-piss; at which my nose is in great indignation.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, II:8:
      Smells of men. Spat-on sawdust, sweetish warmish cigarettesmoke, reek of plug, spilt beer, men’s beery piss, the stale of ferment.
    • 2005, Richard Connelly Miller, Tanglefoot
      There in a puddle of piss sat Princess Fatima, her dress up over her knees, vomit dripping onto her bodice
  2. (mildly vulgar, countable) An instance of pissing.
    • 1999, Tin House #2 (→ISBN, Win McCormack, Rob Spillman, Elissa Schappell), page 170:
      But the urinal was safe, no unshielded pissing trough, but a nice, modest urinal, with a wall on each side of you so you could have your privacy. [...] That was one of the best pisses of my life.
  3. (mildly vulgar, countable and uncountable, slang) Alcoholic beverage, especially of inferior quality.
    • 1974, Donald Newlove, The Drunks, →ISBN, page 33:
      Let's dash over to Fisher's for a fifth of that one-fifty-one West Indian. We can't drink this piss, it's degrading.

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piss (third-person singular simple present pisses, present participle pissing, simple past and past participle pissed)

  1. (intransitive, mildly vulgar) To urinate.
    • 1601, Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Act 5, Scene 5
      O Jove, a beastly fault! And then another fault in the semblance of a fowl; think on ’t, Jove; a foul fault! When gods have hot backs, what shall poor men do? For me, I am here a Windsor stag; and the fattest, I think, i’ the forest. Send me a cool rut-time, Jove, or who can blame me to piss my tallow? Who comes here? my doe?
    • 1611, King James Version. I Kings 14:10:
      Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away dung, till it be all gone.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, I:3:
      Along by the edge of the mole he lolloped, dawdled, smelt a rock and from under a cocked hindleg pissed against it. He trotted forward and, lifting again his hindleg, pissed quick short at an unsmelt rock.
  2. (transitive, mildly vulgar) To discharge as or with the urine.
    • 1824, Alexander Burnett, The Medical Adviser, OCLC 23984009, page 71:
      If any piss filthy matter, or little scales, or withal the urine have a strong smell, it shews ulceration of the bladder.

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piss

  1. Imperative singular of pissen.
  2. (colloquial) First-person singular present of pissen.

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From pissa (to pee).

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piss n (genitive singular piss, no plural)

  1. (informal) pee, piss, urine

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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piss

  1. imperative of pisse

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piss

  1. imperative of pissa