Definition of piss in English:



[no object]vulgar slang
  • 1Urinate.

    pass water, go to the loo, go to the toilet, go to the lavatory, relieve oneself
    pee, wee, piddle, widdle
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    1. 1.1with object Discharge (something, especially blood) when urinating.
    2. 1.2piss oneself/one's pants Urinate involuntarily (often used hyperbolically to indicate hilarity or intense fear).
    3. 1.3piss down Rain heavily.
      pour, pour down, pelt down, tip down, teem down, beat down, lash down, sheet down, come down, come down in sheets, come down in torrents, rain cats and dogs
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mass nounvulgar slang
  • 1Urine.

    1. 1.1count 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.

      easy, uncomplicated, not difficult, undemanding, unexacting, unchallenging, effortless, painless, trouble-free, facile, simple, straightforward, elementary, idiot-proof, plain sailing, a walkover, a gift, 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.

      ridicule, jeer at, sneer at, deride, treat with contempt, treat contemptuously, scorn, make fun of, poke fun at, laugh at, make jokes about, laugh to scorn, scoff at, pillory, be sarcastic about, tease, taunt, make a monkey of, rag, 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 imperativeGo 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.

      deride, be contemptuous about, hold in contempt, treat with contempt, heap scorn on, pour scorn on, be scornful about, look down on, look down one's nose at, disdain, curl one's lip at, mock, scoff at, sneer at, sniff at, jeer at, laugh at, laugh out of court
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  • piss something up

    • Spoil or ruin something.


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