Definition of piss in English:



[NO OBJECT]vulgar slang
  • 1 Urinate.

    pee, wee, piddle, widdle
    wee-wee, slash, wazz
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    1. 1.1[with object]Discharge (something, especially blood) when urinating.
    2. 1.2Urinate involuntarily (often used hyperbolically to indicate hilarity or intense fear).
    3. 1.3Rain heavily.


vulgar slang
  • 1Urine.

    1. 1.1[count noun]An act of urinating.
  • 2Australian Alcoholic drink, especially beer.

    ‘we'll need 70 cans of piss for the trip’


  • be (or go) on the piss

    • vulgar slang Be engaged in (or go on) a heavy drinking session.

  • not have a pot to piss in

    • vulgar slang Be very poor.

  • a piece of piss

    • vulgar slang A very easy thing to do.

      simple, not difficult, straightforward, clear, accessible, direct, undemanding, unexacting, unchallenging, unsophisticated, trouble-free, painless, effortless, easy, facile, elementary, idiot-proof, plain sailing, a five-finger exercise, nothing
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  • piss in someone's pocket

    • vulgar slang Ingratiate oneself with someone.

      ‘he only saved the company by pissing in his investors' pockets’
  • piss in the wind

    • vulgar slang Do something that is ineffective or a waste of time.

  • take the piss (out of someone or something)

    • vulgar slang Mock someone or something.

      mock, make fun of, laugh at, make jokes about, ridicule, jeer at, sneer at, deride, treat with contempt, treat contemptuously, scorn, laugh to scorn, scoff at, pillory, be sarcastic about, satirize, lampoon, burlesque, parody, tease, taunt, rag, make a monkey of, chaff, jibe at
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Phrasal Verbs

  • piss about/around

    • Spend time doing stupid or unimportant things.

  • piss something away

    • Waste something, especially money.

  • piss off

    • [usually in imperative]Go away.

      go away, depart, leave, take off, get out, get out of my sight
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  • piss someone off

    • Annoy someone.

      annoy, aggravate, irritate, exasperate, anger, irk, vex, put out, nettle, provoke, incense, rile, infuriate, antagonize, get on someone's nerves, rub up the wrong way, make someone's blood boil, ruffle someone's feathers, ruffle, try someone's patience, make someone's hackles rise
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  • piss on/over

    • Show complete contempt for.

  • piss something up

    • Spoil or ruin something.


Middle English: from Old French pisser, probably of imitative origin.