pissing contest

noun

chiefly US, informal + sometimes vulgar
: a competition between rivals to determine superiority, predominance, or leadership

called also pissing match

Word History

First Known Use

1971, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pissing contest was in 1971

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Cite this Entry

“Pissing contest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pissing%20contest. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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