1

shit

noun \ ˈshit , interjectionally also ˈshē-ət \
1 vulgar : feces
2 vulgar : an act of defecation
3 vulgar
b : something of little value
c : trivial and usually boastful or inaccurate talk
d : stuff
4 vulgar : any of several intoxicating or narcotic drugs; especially : heroin
5 vulgar : damn 2
6 vulgar : a worthless, offensive, or detestable person
7 vulgar
a used as an interjection
b used as an intensive usually with the

shitty

play \ˈshi-tē\ adjective, vulgar

Examples of shit in a Sentence

  1. Don't give me that shit!

  2. Why are you telling me this shit?

  3. That movie was total shit.

  4. There's always some shit going on.

Origin and Etymology of shit

Middle English *shit, from Old English scite; akin to Old English -scītan to defecate

First Known Use: circa 1526

in the meaning defined at sense 1


2

shit

verb \ ˈshit \
shit or shat play \ˈshat\; shitting
vulgar : defecate
1 vulgar : to defecate in
2 slang, vulgar : to attempt to deceive : bullshit

Origin and Etymology of shit

alteration of earlier shite, from Middle English shiten, from Old English -scītan; akin to Old High German scīzan to defecate and probably to Old English scēadan to separate — more at shed

First Known Use: 14th century

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a quick and clever reply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • spring-flowers
  • Which is a synonym of raillery?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!