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piss

[pis] /pɪs/
noun
1.
verb (used without object), pissed, pissing.
2.
to urinate.
Idioms
3.
piss away, Slang. to squander; fritter away:
4.
piss off, Slang.
  1. to anger.
  2. to go away; leave (often used imperatively).
5.
take a piss, to urinate.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English pissen < Old French pissier < Vulgar Latin *pisiāre (imitative)
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British Dictionary definitions for take piss

piss

/pɪs/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to urinate
2.
(transitive) to discharge as or in one's urine: to piss blood
noun
3.
an act of urinating
4.
urine
5.
(Austral) beer
6.
on the piss, drinking alcohol, esp in large quantities
7.
piece of piss, something easily obtained of achieved
8.
take the piss, to tease or make fun of someone or something
9.
piss all over, to be far superior to: a version that pisses all over the original
Word Origin
C13: from Old French pisser, probably of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for take piss

piss

v.

late 13c., from Old French pissier "urinate" (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *pissiare, of imitative origin. To piss away (money, etc.) is from 1948. Related: Pissed; pissing. Pissing while (1550s) once meant "a short time."

He shall not piss my money against the wall; he shall not have my money to spend in liquor. ["Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit and Pickpocket Eloquence," London, 1811]

n.

late 14c., from piss (v.). As a pure intensifier (piss-poor, piss-ugly, etc.) it dates from World War II. Piss and vinegar first attested 1942. Piss-prophet "one who diagnosed diseases by inspection of urine" is attested from 1620s. Piss proud "erect upon awakening" is attested from 1796.

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Slang definitions & phrases for take piss

piss 1

adjective

Of wretched quality; piss poor: Europe is a piss place for music (1970s+)

noun
  1. Urine (1386+)
  2. A bad-tasting or poor-quality beer or liquor
verb
  1. : He had to piss (1290+)
  2. (also piss and moan) To complain; grumble; bitch, kvetch: Angie's mother pissed and moaned about it for months (1940s+)
Related Terms

eyes like pissholes in the snow, full of piss and vinegar, not have a pot to piss in, panther piss, tickle the shit out of someone


piss 2

combining word

A term placed before an adjective to intensify its meaning: piss-awkward/ piss-elegant/ piss-poor/ piss-ugly (1940s+)


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