transitive verb

be·​shit bi-ˈshit How to pronounce beshit (audio)
beshat bi-ˈshat How to pronounce beshit (audio)
or beshit; beshitting; beshits
usually vulgar
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of beshit was before the 12th century

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“Beshit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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