Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Piss \Piss\ (p[i^]s), v. t. & i. [OE. pissen, F. pisser; akin to
It. pisciare, D. & G. pissen, Dan. pisse, Icel. pissa.]
To discharge urine, to urinate; -- usually considered vulgar.
Piss \Piss\, n. Urine. [vulgar]
take a piss urinate. [vulgar]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 13c., from Old French pissier "urinate" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *pissiare, of imitative origin. To piss away (money, etc.) is from 1948. Related: Pissed; pissing. Pissing while (1550s) once meant "a short time."\n\nHe shall not piss my money against the wall; he shall not have my money to spend in liquor.
[Grose, "Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue," 3rd edition, 1796]\n\n\n
late 14c., from piss (v.). As a pure intensifier (piss-poor, piss-ugly, etc.) it dates from World War II. Piss and vinegar first attested 1942. Piss-prophet "one who diagnosed diseases by inspection of urine" is attested from 1620s. Piss proud "erect upon awakening" is attested from 1796.
n. 1 (context vulgar English) urine. 2 (context vulgar slang English) Alcoholic beverage, especially of inferior quality. vb. 1 (context intransitive vulgar English) To urinate. 2 (context transitive vulgar English) To discharge as or with the urine.
Piss(es), pissed, pissing or piss off may refer to:
Urine, a sterile, liquid by-product of the body that is secreted by the kidneys and excreted through the urethra
- Urination, the ejection of urine to the outside of the body
- Angry, or pissed off—considered mildly vulgar
- Piss off, a phrasal verb of piss meaning "go away"
- Drunk, pissed, adj. British and Commonwealth slang, common usage but also mildly vulgar
- An alcoholic beverage of poor or inferior quality, informally
- PISS and PISS Weak, two Australian beers manufactured in the 1990s by the Pi55 Beer Company in Richmond, VIC. (The names - in order - are a play on the above term and slang for something of poor quality.)
- Piss (album), a 1993 album by Slank
- "Piss", a song by Pantera from the album Vulgar Display of Power
- "Piss", a song by Ministry from the album Animositisomina
- Pissed (album), a 1994 album by Dangerous Toys
- Pissed (2000 film), a film featuring Wendie Jo Sperber
- Pissed (2005 film), a film featuring Marco Khan
- Pin Index Safety System (PISS), a type of safety system
Usage examples of "piss".
It would piss him off even more if Acton thought he was being patronized.
Or I would have been able to, had the armadillo not clawed them all to pieces and pissed on them.
The stream of piss arches out, strong and cidery, and splashes onto the straw and the planking.
Not only have the culchies gone home to mammy with the washing, but thousands of city folk have decided to join them and get pissed in Galway or Kilkenny for a change.
Surveillance Squad 5 got a tip-some anonymous ginch said her boyfriend and his buddy were going to take the market off, she was pissed at the boyfriend for porking her sister.
Here I am like a gobshite giving you a pile of money so as you can piss off out from under the Egans.
The Infant holding his little Instrument in both his hands, and continued pissing into the hotte water, fresh coole water.
Judging by the looks of shock and bewilderment and revulsion I saw, I might as well have been pissing on the ornamental lawn which fringed the koi pond.
Patrick Leyne Shaughnessy had seriously pissed off some unemployed, restless, and angry young fellas, men very goddamned fed up of hearing about a booming economy, fed up of watching tourists pulling endless amounts of cash out of their wallets.
They usually scream, and in many cases they piss themselves as Loral brings his Vorpal sword down on the back of their neck between the C7 and T1 vertebrae.
The thought of sitting through four more nights of guys ogling Claire made the mineral water in his glass taste like horse piss.
Playing on her bloodlust was expected, but bespelling her would piss Piscary off.
We cannot even take a piss in the courtyard if the need comes on quicklike from an overabundance of mead.
Italy who eat a lot of rapeseed or other peasanty staple that makes their piss high in progesterone or some such fecund elixir.
The monster with the horns looked pissed like a bear at sai Whiterobe.