transitive verb be·shit \bi-ˈshit, bē-\

Definition of beshit


\bi-ˈshat, bē-\ play or






usually vulgar

  1. :  to soil (someone or something) with excrement The boat they left was stunk up and beshat with pigs and chickens and that comrade we buried. — Ernest Hemingway, Islands In The Stream, 1970 Their horses were … beshat greenly across the hindquarters … — Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain, 2006 On Sunday we brought the cats over. En route, one threw up all over her carrier, and a second beshat herself. — Julie Powell, Julie and Julia, 2005 But, you see, a traumatized child as I was once, long ago, and one who recovers, as I did, has a wall between him and pain and despair, between himself and grief, between himself and beshitting himself. — Harold Brodkey, New Yorker, 7 Feb. 1994

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Before 12th Century

First Known Use of beshit

before 12th century

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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