piss·​ant ˈpis-ˌant How to pronounce pissant (audio)
often attributive
sometimes vulgar
: one that is insignificant
used as a generalized term of abuse

Word History


pissant ant, from piss entry 1 + ant

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pissant was in 1935

Dictionary Entries Near pissant

Cite this Entry

“Pissant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pissant. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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