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See also: scheisse, Scheisse, and Scheiße



scheiße (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of scheisse
    • 2001 February 5, Rocky Frisco, “Re: Front of Rear Wheel Drive?”, in[1] (Usenet):
      With all due respect for your opinion, your comment above is chock full of scheiße, which is, by the way, not the German word for cheese.
    • 2002 February 14, rktectcdm, “Re: Soka in Architecture magazine”, in alt.architecture[2] (Usenet):
      You mean I spent a couple hours reading about this piece-of-scheiße campus and then writing about it, and NOBODY has anything to say?
    • 2004 July 6, Rodger, “Re: Islamofascists: "Krag 'em and bag 'em."”, in soc.culture.israel[3] (Usenet):
      Well, you just made this same argument you Zionist piece of scheiße!!




  1. Alternative spelling of scheisse


Alternative forms[edit]


  • IPA(key): /ˈʃaɪ̯sə/
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Etymology 1[edit]

The adjective comes from predicative use of the noun, while the adverb is from its interjective use, e.g.: Scheiße, bin ich besoffen!Er ist scheißbesoffen. (He's completely plastered.)


scheiße (indeclinable, predicative only)

  1. (colloquial, vulgar) shit, bad, ill, poor
    Synonyms: beschissen, mies, übel, armselig
    • 1996, “Ich find' dich scheiße”, in Tic Tac Toe, performed by Tic Tac Toe:
      Du denkst du bist was ganz besonderes / Jede würde mit dir gehn / So hip, so geil, der Allercoolste auf der Welt / Und du ziehst 'ne Riesenshow ab nur für uns mit deinem Geld / Ich find' dich scheiße / So richtig scheiße
      ... I find you shit / Really shit
  2. (slang, vulgar) shitty, fucking bad
    Synonyms: beschissen, miserabel, grottenschlecht
    Ich fühle mich scheiße.
    I'm feeling shitty.
    Du tanzt scheiße. (as adverb)
    You dance shittily.
Usage notes[edit]
  • The standard form would be beschissen (crappy), comparable and declinable. The term scheiße in this usage is adopted from youth language.
  • scheiß- is not an adverb but a prefix. Note that there are also combinations with scheiße-.

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.



  1. inflection of scheißen:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. first/third-person singular subjunctive I
    3. singular imperative