Definition of shit in English:

shit

noun

vulgar slang
  • 1Faeces.

    1. 1.1[count noun] An act of defecating.
    2. 1.2the shits Diarrhoea.
  • 2[count noun] A contemptible or worthless person.

    scoundrel, villain, rogue, rascal, brute, animal, weasel, snake, monster, ogre, wretch, devil, good-for-nothing, reprobate, wrongdoer, evil-doer
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  • 3Something worthless; rubbish; nonsense:

    ‘this book is shit’
    nonsense, balderdash, gibberish, claptrap, blarney, blather, blether, moonshine
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    1. 3.1 Unpleasant experiences or treatment:
      ‘I went through a lot of shit last year’
      brute, fiend, beast, ogre, devil, demon, barbarian, savage, villain, sadist, animal, bogeyman
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  • 4Things or stuff, especially personal belongings:

    ‘he left his shit at my flat’
    belongings, possessions, personal possessions, personal effects, goods, worldly goods, chattels, goods and chattels, accoutrements, appurtenances
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    1. 4.1 Events or circumstances:
      ‘some crazy shit happened last night’
  • 5An intoxicating drug, especially cannabis.

    narcotic, stimulant, hallucinogen, addictive drug, recreational drug, illegal drug, substance
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verb

vulgar slang
  • 1[no object] Expel faeces from the body.

    1. 1.1shit oneself[with object] Soil one's clothes as a result of expelling faeces accidentally.
    2. 1.2shit oneself[with object] Be very frightened.
  • 2[with object] Tease or try to deceive (someone).

exclamation

vulgar slang
  • An exclamation of disgust, anger, or annoyance.

Phrases

  • (as) —— as shit

    • vulgar slang Used for emphasis.

  • be the shit

    • vulgar slang Be outstandingly good or impressive.

  • beat (or kick) the shit out of

    • vulgar slang Beat (someone) very severely.

  • be shitting bricks

    • vulgar slang Be extremely nervous or frightened.

      anxious, disturbed, perturbed, troubled, bothered, distressed, concerned, upset, distraught, worried sick, disquieted, uneasy, ill at ease, fretful, fretting, agitated, in a state of agitation, nervous, edgy, on edge, like a cat on a hot tin roof, tense, overwrought, worked up, keyed up, strung out, jumpy, with one's stomach in knots, stressed, under stress
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  • do bears shit in the woods?

    • vulgar slang Used to indicate that something is blatantly obvious.

  • for shits and giggles

    • vulgar slang For no reason except to amuse oneself; for fun.

  • get one's shit together

    • vulgar slang Organize oneself so as to be able to deal with or achieve something.

  • give someone the shits

    • informal Make someone annoyed or angry.

  • in the shit (or in deep shit)

    • vulgar slang In trouble.

      in difficulty, in difficulties, having problems, in a mess, in a bad way, in a predicament, in desperate straits, in dire straits, heading for disaster, heading for the rocks, with one's back against the wall
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  • like shit

    • vulgar slang Very bad or badly:

      ‘drummers get treated like shit’
      ‘I felt like shit this morning’
  • lose one's shit

    • vulgar slang Lose one's composure.

  • no shit

    • vulgar slang Used as a way of confirming or seeking confirmation of the truth of a statement.

  • not give a shit

    • vulgar slang Not care at all.

  • not know shit

    • vulgar slang Not know anything.

  • shit for brains

    • vulgar slang A stupid person.

      idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clod
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  • be up shit creek (without a paddle)

    • vulgar slang Be in an awkward predicament.

      in difficulty, in difficulties, having problems, in a mess, in a bad way, in a predicament, in desperate straits, in dire straits, heading for disaster, heading for the rocks, with one's back against the wall
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  • when the shit hits the fan

    • vulgar slang When the disastrous consequences of something become public.

Origin

Old English scitte ‘diarrhoea’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schijten, German scheissen (verb). The term was originally neutral and used without vulgar connotation.

Pronunciation

shit

/ʃɪt/