shit·​can ˈshit-ˌkan How to pronounce shitcan (audio)
variants or shit-can
shitcanned or shit-canned; shitcanning or shit-canning

transitive verb

vulgar : to dismiss from a position : fire
And most important, I want my drawings back before I get shitcanned.Faye Kellerman
This is not a party that shitcans its leader for losing one election.Pat Martin
vulgar : to abandon or dispose of
The cited reasons for shit-canning the project include disappointment over early dailies and problems with the campus it was being shot on.A. A. Dowd

Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of shitcan was in 1961

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Cite this Entry

“Shitcan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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