From the Middle English shite, schite, scīte (“excrement”), cognate with Middle Low German schīte, Middle High German schīze, Dutch schijt. Compare Middle English shitel, scitel, scytel (“dung, excrement”), from Old English sċitel. More at shit.
shite (plural shites)
- (Britain, Ireland, vulgar) Shit; trash; rubbish; nonsense
- That’s a load of shite.
- Look at all this shite.
- (Britain, Ireland, vulgar, derogatory) A foolish or deceitful person.
- He's a useless shite.
From Middle English schiten, from Old English sċītan (“to defecate, shit”), from Proto-West Germanic *skītan, 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”).
- (UK, chiefly Scotland, Ireland, vulgar) To defecate.
- 2004, Robert Morgan, Brave enemies, page 38:
- […] it 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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