Share this entry

shit Syllabification: shit
vulgar slang

Definition of shit in English:

noun

1.1An act of defecating.
2A contemptible or worthless person.
3Something worthless; garbage; nonsense: this book is shit
3.1Unpleasant experiences or treatment: I went through a lot of shit last year
4Things or stuff, especially personal belongings: he left his shit at my apartment
4.1Events or circumstances: some crazy shit happened last night
5Any psychoactive drug, especially marijuana.

verb (shits, shitting; past and past participle shitted or shit or shatSHat)

Back to top  
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

exclamation

Back to top  
An exclamation of disgust, anger, or annoyance.

Phrases

be the shit

1
US vulgar slang Be outstandingly good or impressive.

beat the shit out of

2
vulgar slang see beat.

be shitting bricks

3
vulgar slang Be extremely nervous or frightened.

eat shit

4
vulgar slang An exclamation expressing anger or contempt for, or rejection of, someone.

get one's shit together

5
vulgar slang Organize oneself so as to be able to deal with or achieve something.

in deep shit (or in the shit)

6
vulgar slang In trouble; in a difficult situation.

lose one's shit

7
US vulgar slang Lose one’s composure.

no shit

8
vulgar slang Used to seek confirmation of the truth of a statement or to confirm the truth of a statement.

not give a shit

9
vulgar slang Not care at all.

not know shit

10
vulgar slang Not know anything.

not worth a shit

11
vulgar slang Worthless.

shit for brains

12
vulgar slang , chiefly North American A stupid person.

shit on someone

13
vulgar slang Show contempt or disregard for someone.

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

14
vulgar slang Be in an awkward predicament.

when the shit hits the fan

15
vulgar slang When the disastrous consequences of something become public.

Origin

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

Words that rhyme with shit

acquit, admit, backlit, bedsit, befit, bit, Brit, chit, commit, demit, dit, emit, fit, flit, frit, git, grit, hit, intermit, it, kit, knit, legit, lickety-split, lit, manumit, mishit, mitt, nit, omit, outsit, outwit, permit, pit, pretermit, quit, remit, retrofit, sit, skit, slit, snit, spit, split, sprit, squit, submit, transmit, twit, whit, wit, writ, zit

Definition of shit in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources