Definition of piss in English:

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Pronunciation: /pɪs/
vulgar slang


[no object]
pee, wee, piddle, widdle
British informal wee-wee, Jimmy (Riddle), slash, wazz
1.1 [with object] Discharge (something, especially blood) when urinating.
1.2 (piss oneself/one's pants) Urinate involuntarily (often used hyperbolically to indicate hilarity or intense fear).
1.3 (piss down) Rain heavily.


[mass noun]
1.1 [count noun] An act of urinating.
2Australian Alcoholic drink, especially beer: we’ll need 70 cans of piss for the trip
More example sentences
  • I reckon we get a ton of piss for the trip.
  • They were going to make me run obstacle courses by day and sink shitloads of piss in Wagga by night.
  • We headed to the train station with our bags full of piss.



be (or go) on the piss

British vulgar slang Be engaged in (or go on) a heavy drinking session.

not have a pot to piss in

vulgar slang Be very poor.

a piece of piss

British vulgar slang A very easy thing to do.

piss in someone's pocket

Australian /NZ vulgar slang Ingratiate oneself with someone: he only saved the company by pissing in his investors' pockets
More example sentences
  • I said to the shop assistant, "You are just pissing in my pocket."
  • Pop stars and PMs pissing in each other's pockets is rarely a good combination.
  • He spends his time pissing in the pocket of the communications industry's answer to Caligula.

piss in the wind

vulgar slang Do something that is ineffective or a waste of time.

take the piss (out of someone/thing)

British vulgar slang Mock someone or something.

Phrasal verbs


piss about/around

British vulgar slang Spend time doing stupid or unimportant things.

piss off

vulgar slang [usually in imperative] Go away.

piss someone off

vulgar slang Annoy someone.
annoy, aggravate, irritate, exasperate, anger, irk, vex, put out, nettle, provoke, incense, rile, infuriate, antagonize, get on someone's nerves, rub up the wrong way, make someone's blood boil, ruffle someone's feathers, ruffle, try someone's patience, make someone's hackles rise;
offend, pique
informal peeve, needle, make someone see red, get someone's back up, get someone's goat, get under someone's skin, get up someone's nose, bug, get someone, miff, hack off
British informal wind up, get at, nark, get across, get on someone's wick
North American informal tick off, bum out
New Zealand informal rark

piss on/over

vulgar slang Show complete contempt for.

piss something up

vulgar slang Spoil or ruin something.


Middle English: from Old French pisser, probably of imitative origin.

Words that rhyme with piss

abyss, amiss, bis, bliss, Chris, Diss, hiss, kiss, Majlis, miss, reminisce, sis, Swiss, this, vis

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