Definition of pissant in English:

pissant

noun

US, Australian
vulgar slang
  • An insignificant or contemptible person or thing.

    insignificant person, nobody, nonentity, non-person, gnat, insect, cipher, pygmy
    scoundrel, villain, rogue, rascal, brute, animal, weasel, snake, monster, ogre, wretch, devil, good-for-nothing, reprobate, wrongdoer, evil-doer
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adjective

US, Australian
vulgar slang
  • Worthless or contemptible.

    blasted, damn, flaming, precious, confounded, pestilential, rotten, wretched
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Phrases

  • (as) game as a pissant

    • vulgar slang Brave or foolhardy.

Origin

Mid 17th century (in sense ‘an ant’): from piss + -ant.

Pronunciation

pissant

/ˈpɪsant/