Definition of shit in English:

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Pronunciation: /SHit/
vulgar slang


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 shat /SHat/)

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


An exclamation of disgust, anger, or annoyance.



be the shit

US vulgar slang Be outstandingly good or impressive.

beat the shit out of

vulgar slang see beat.

be shitting bricks

vulgar slang Be extremely nervous or frightened.

eat shit

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

get one's shit together

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

in deep shit (or in the shit)

vulgar slang In trouble; in a difficult situation.

lose one's shit

US vulgar slang Lose one’s composure.

no shit

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

not give a shit

vulgar slang Not care at all.

not know shit

vulgar slang Not know anything.

not worth a shit

vulgar slang Worthless.

shit for brains

vulgar slang, chiefly North American A stupid person.

shit on someone

vulgar slang Show contempt or disregard for someone.

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

vulgar slang Be in an awkward predicament.

when the shit hits the fan

vulgar slang When the disastrous consequences of something become public.


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

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Syllabification: shit

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