shit

noun
\ ˈshit How to pronounce shit (audio) , interjectionally also ˈshē-ət How to pronounce shit (audio) \

Definition of shit

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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 sense 2
6 vulgar : a worthless, offensive, or detestable person
7 vulgar
a used as an interjection
b used as an intensive usually with the

shit

verb
\ ˈshit How to pronounce shit (audio) \
shit or shat\ ˈshat How to pronounce shat (audio) \; shitting

Definition of shit (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 vulgar : to defecate in
2 slang, vulgar : to attempt to deceive : bullshit

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Other Words from shit

Noun

shitty \ ˈshi-​tē How to pronounce shitty (audio) \ adjective, vulgar

Examples of shit in a Sentence

Noun Don't give me that shit! Why are you telling me this shit? That movie was total shit. There's always some shit going on.
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First Known Use of shit

Noun

circa 1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for shit

Noun

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

Verb

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 entry 1

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Time Traveler for shit

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The first known use of shit was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Shit.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shit. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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shit

noun
How to pronounce shit (audio) How to pronounce shit (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of shit

 (Entry 1 of 2)

informal
: solid waste that is passed out of the body
: the act of passing solid waste from the body
offensive : foolish or untrue words or ideas

shit

verb
How to pronounce shit (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of shit (Entry 2 of 2)

informal
offensive : to pass solid waste from the body
US, offensive : to try to deceive or trick (someone)

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