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From Middle English pissed, pissede, pyssyd, pisside, equivalent to piss +‎ -ed.


  • IPA(key): /pɪst/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪst



  1. simple past and past participle of piss


pissed (comparative more pissed, superlative most pissed)

  1. (UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, colloquial) Drunk.
    • 1996, Hunter Davies, The Beatles, page 79:
      The waiters would send us up beer onstage as well as food, so now and again we'd end up getting pissed while we were playing.
    • 2006, Dean Riley, The Reveller: Every Lie Has Eighty Percent Truth[1], page 201:
      We finished the bottle off and I was more pissed than ever, I was a fucking mess, and Johnny carried me to bed.
    • 2008, Terry Beresford, Shiner[2], page 24:
      We drank, getting more and more pissed, and as we did, these four birds were growing more and more attractive, so we all sat down with them, but none of them wanted to know us, just Peter, dirty fucking bastard he was.
  2. (US, Canada, mildly vulgar, colloquial) Annoyed, angry.
    • 1987, Jeb Stuart, Steven E. DeSouza, Die Hard, scene 287:
      That one looks pissed, Ms. Gennero...
    • 1989, Judith Stiehm, Arms And The Enlisted Woman[3], page 255:
      Some women were physically incapable, and the guys would say, “See, I told you women can′t hack it.” The more I saw of that, the more pissed I got, and the more determined I got to stick it out.
    • 2009, Steve Serby, No Substitute for Sundays: Brett Favre and His Year in the Huddle with the New York Jets[4], page xv:
      So I was already pissed at Bill to begin with, for what happened with the O′Donnell disaster the year before, and now I was even more pissed at the fuckin′ guy.

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In Canada and Australia, pissed can mean either drunk or angry. The term pissed off is commonly used to unambiguously give the meaning angry.


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