Definition of pee in US English:



[no object]informal
  • 1Urinate.

    ‘the puppy was peeing on the carpet’
    • ‘After peeing I went into Leta's room to find her at a 30 degree angle from the position we put her into bed.’
    • ‘She took this for a good sign, meaning he was at least warning her now before peeing all over the carpets.’
    • ‘He cocks his leg and pees against the cafe's sandwich board sign, then darts under the cafe tables and in passing smells the trouser leg of a business man.’
    • ‘Plus, when you're as insanely rich as Matt is there's really no reason to be peeing in public.’
    • ‘You can tell a lot from a guy just by the way he pees at a urinal.’
    • ‘You teach your kitten to fetch, and two days later he's chewing your slippers to bits and peeing on the carpet, one leg in the air.’
    • ‘A woman who instantly becomes quiet when I enter the bathroom and take the stall next to hers needs to understand that everyone pees.’
    • ‘It pees against the building before following them inside.’
    • ‘I drank massive amounts of water and peed very little.’
    • ‘We wonder why the dogs always drink out of our toilets, but look at it from their point of view - why do humans keep peeing into their water bowls?’
    • ‘Next thing I see is the parents pulling his trousers down and then the kid peeing on a bush that's right next to a pedestrian pathway.’
    • ‘I hate the indecency shown by people by spitting and peeing on the roads.’
    • ‘It was happily wandering along peeing on things (the way dogs do) and I was walking home.’
    • ‘And when Chuck pees he lifts his leg so high that it looks like he's trying to wrap it around his ear.’
    • ‘In the bathroom, the girl in the next stall answers her cell phone while she's peeing.’
    • ‘I stood there shaking and peeing and trying not to get pee everywhere because of the shaking.’
    • ‘Then home and a walk with the dog, who was thrilled to be out at night and wanted to walk miles, peeing on everything.’
    • ‘I wonder how many can do it without peeing on their shoes.’
    • ‘Less than five minutes after finishing the first cigarette I was in the bathroom, peeing away like crazy.’
    • ‘I've also learned that there's no need to flush the toilet after peeing - it's just wasting water.’
    1. 1.1pee in one's pantswith object Wet one's underpants by urinating involuntarily (often used to suggest the notion of losing control of oneself through fear or hilarity).
      • ‘I laughed until I almost peed my pants at Fred Mitchell's weekly column today.’
      • ‘My previous dog would practically pee herself with fear if I said ‘No!’’
      • ‘I was so scared that I peed my pants and everyone laughed at me.’
      • ‘I started laughing so hard I thought I would pee myself.’
      • ‘They almost peed their pants from laughing so hard.’
      • ‘He can bring you to tears just as easily as he can make you pee yourself with laughter.’
      • ‘There are memories of peeing your pants on the first day at school.’
      • ‘I laughed as Alex answered the door and Sarah nearly peed her pants at the ferocious snarl that was on his face.’
      • ‘I had to turn it off eventually because it's hard to drive when you're laughing so hard you might pee your pants.’
      • ‘But instead of looking shocked I was practically peeing my pants laughing.’
      • ‘I really want him to work at not peeing his pants anymore.’
      • ‘Personally, I don't think she peed herself - it must be sweat.’
      • ‘I just have to say that all the signs so far have made me laugh so hard I nearly peed myself.’
      • ‘I just about peed myself, I was laughing so hard.’
      • ‘He is so scary and creepy; I almost peed my pants.’
      • ‘All day I was just about peeing myself with laughter.’
      • ‘We'd just laugh and try not to pee ourselves in the process.’
      • ‘Two more jets swooped down and I think one guy peed himself.’
      • ‘I'm certain I could hear people squeezing their knees together to keep from peeing their pants.’
      • ‘There I was sitting in my chair, jittery with adrenaline and close to peeing my pants, fearful of the imposing figure in the center of the room.’


  • 1Urine.

    • ‘Sheba's young man is never more than a peripheral figure in Barbara's account, a crude and insensitive boy ‘with lank hair the colour of pee.’’
    • ‘After a mildly eventful dinner (dog pee, three-year-olds, chicken lasagne and the yes no game - that sort of thing) I went outside to move my car so they could get home.’
    • ‘On the frequent occasion that she's covered in pee and and Jon has to take a few extra minutes to change her clothes, I can wallpaper the living room and mow the lawn.’
    • ‘The odd thing, though, was that although there was an almost constant smell of downtown pee, I almost never saw anyone actually, well, doing it.’
    • ‘Besides, holding your pee too long stresses out your bladder.’
    • ‘The smell is an alluring combination of cat pee, ammonia, rotting dead animal, dirty socks and the smell you could expect about three or four hours after the church bean supper.’
    • ‘I've had to steam clean the walls because they were brown with smoke and the place absolutely stank of pee.’
    • ‘‘Now that we're on dog pee, we can have an interesting conversation about that,’ Dean said.’
    • ‘So today she said that Grant and Nathan said pee and poop, and the teacher was ‘very disappointed.’’
    • ‘Public monuments from Brazil to Berlin have been eroded by pee.’
    • ‘The wine cellar's been ransacked, the telly's gone missing and the plants are withered and smelling of pee, but apart from that, it's more or less how I left it.’
    • ‘They usually fill this with stuff that looks like pee.’
    • ‘Anyway, about a half hour after eating I took a leak, and as expected, my pee smelled funny like it does every time I eat the stuff.’
    • ‘Consequently you end up with a load of unwanted, unnecessary tat like a novelty stand for your mobile phone, an after-shave that smells like cat pee, or a six-pack of socks in fluorescent, lime green.’
    • ‘This morning, as I was taking Franklin to daycare, I was struck with the fact that I had been holding my pee since I woke up.’
    1. 1.1 An act of urinating.
      ‘I really need to take a pee’
      • ‘We stopped at their place for a pee and some small talk.’
      • ‘It literally sounds like a giant is taking a pee.’
      • ‘That's three nights running I've had to stumble down Cannon Street Road, humming madly to disguise my desperation for a pee.’
      • ‘When I got home, I messed about for a bit and went to take a pee.’
      • ‘I'd got up, as you do, to have a pee, and the next thing I can recall I was lying on my bathroom floor rubbing my head and uttering profanities out loud.’
      • ‘Even if you walked into the men's room to take a pee.’
      • ‘‘I just went for a pee behind a waste bin with great decorum,’ pleads Ludo.’
      • ‘A radio will be on in the kitchen, ditto the bathroom, to avoid missing a result when boiling a kettle or having a pee.’
      • ‘My feet hurt, I was drenched in sweat and I needed a pee like nobody's business.’
      • ‘I switched the torch off, nipped outside for a pee and had a think.’
      • ‘Meanwhile, apparently, in Brussels there is a statue of a wee fellow having a pee.’
      • ‘The kids refused to use the bathroom, even my mother wouldn't take a pee on her own.’
      • ‘Jessie padded silently across the bedroom towards the bathroom to take a pee.’
      • ‘Little boys occasionally take a pee when they can't contain themselves.’
      • ‘He got a job at the supermarket and he kept asking the boss, Can I take a pee?’
      • ‘Thinking Astley wanted to be sick or take a pee, the manager obliged.’
      • ‘I wandered over into the bushes to have a pee while Greg and Bianca waited at the roadside to flag down a taxi.’
      • ‘Speeding through the city's deserted streets, I realised that I desperately needed to have a pee and pulled in, as I thought, to the side of the road.’
      • ‘Inside, hundreds more jammed the marbled foyer, busting for a pee or gagging for a drink but determined to be first up the stairs to the galleries.’
      • ‘Now that I stopped, every time I have to take a pee, it seems longer and when its done my stomach hurts.’


Late 18th century: euphemistic use of the initial letter of piss.