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pissant Line breaks: piss|ant
Pronunciation: /ˈpɪsant/
US & Australian vulgar slang

Definition of pissant in English:


An insignificant or contemptible person or thing.
Example sentences
  • One gets the sense that much of the Left has been hijacked by a herd of ungrateful and close-minded pissants, trying so desperately not to conform.
  • I knew for some years that I wanted to write this book as a western, and I really didn't want to be seen to be one of these pissants playing a game.
  • Whether some third world pissants get paid where they otherwise wouldn't is immaterial.


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Worthless or contemptible.
Example sentences
  • I can't be taking time off to sit around and palaver just because some pissant pussy with pretty hair deems it necessary to try out a new theory.
  • Jude wasn't impressed at all with this pissant hurricane.
  • I say go right in his face and hammer him for saying that the mighty USA can't protect itself from a bunch of pissant terrorists.


(as) game as a pissant
Australian vulgar slang Brave or foolhardy.
Example sentences
  • That was one of my grandma's favorite sayings, game as a pissant she was!
  • I love my friends, and she has taught me a lot: remaining game as a pissant is one thing.
  • The old white lady makes you as game as a pissant.


Mid 17th century (in sense 'an ant'): from piss + -ant.

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