Definition of piss in US 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. 1.2with object Wet with urine.


vulgar slang
  • 1Urine.

    1. 1.1 An act of urinating.


  • not have a pot to piss in

    • vulgar slang Be very poor.

  • 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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  • take a piss

    • vulgar slang Urinate.

Phrasal Verbs

  • piss something away

    • Waste something, especially money or time.

  • piss off

    • usually in imperativeGo away (usually used to angrily dismiss someone).

      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

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