Definition of shit in English:


Syllabification: shit
Pronunciation: /SHit
vulgar slang


1.1An act of defecating.
2A contemptible or worthless person.
3.1Unpleasant experiences or treatment.
5Any psychoactive drug, especially marijuana.

verb (shits, shitting; past and past participle shitted or shit or shat /SHat/)

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1 [no object] Expel feces from the body.
1.1 (shit oneself) Soil one’s clothes as a result of expelling feces accidentally.
1.2 (shit oneself) Be very frightened.
2 [with object] Tease or try to deceive (someone): I shit you not


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


beat the shit out of

see beat.

be shitting bricks

Be extremely nervous or frightened.

eat shit

An exclamation expressing anger or contempt for, or rejection of, someone.

get one's shit together

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

in deep shit (or in the shit)

no shit

Used to seek confirmation of the truth of a statement or to confirm the truth of a statement.

not give a shit

Not care at all.

not know shit

Not know anything.

not worth a shit

shit for brains

chiefly North American A stupid person.

shit on someone

Show contempt or disregard for someone.

be up shit (or shit's) creek (without a paddle)

when the shit hits the fan

When the disastrous consequences of something become public.

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