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Etymology 1[edit]

From the Middle English scīte (excrement), cognate with Middle Low German schīte, Middle High German schīze. More at shit.


shite (plural shites)

  1. (Britain, Ireland, vulgar) Shit, trash, rubbish.
  2. (Britain, Ireland, pejorative) A foolish or deceitful person.
    He's a useless shite.
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shite (comparative more shite, superlative most shite)

  1. (Britain, Ireland, vulgar) Bad, awful, shit.
    The film was shite.



  1. (Britain, Ireland, vulgar) An expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, or frustration.
    Shite, I left my wallet at home.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English schiten, from Old English scītan (to defecate, shit), from Proto-Germanic *skītaną (to defecate), from Proto-Indo-European *sḱeyd-, *skeyt- (to vomit, retch, shit, literally to shed). Cognate with Dutch schijten (to shit), German scheißen (to shit), Swedish skita (to shit), Irish sceith, sgeith (act of spewing, vomiting, shedding), Albanian shqit (to tear, separate).


shite (third-person singular simple present shites, present participle shiting, simple past shited or shit or shat, past participle shited or shitten)

  1. (Britain, vulgar, chiefly Scotland, Ireland) To defecate.
    • 2004, Robert Morgan, Brave enemies (page 38) still softened my heart to see a man hurt so badly he sobbed and shited on himself.
    • 2007, Talonie Starr, Growth Manifesto (page 173)
      He would probably have a head full of locks. Who has time to be pretty when people are hurting? Crying. Shiting on themselves trying to beat heroin.
    • 2011, Douglas Bruster, ‎Eric Rasmussen, Everyman and Mankind:
      I have eaten a dishful of curds,
      And I have shitten your mouth full of turds.
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  1. Rōmaji transcription of して