shit·​ty ˈshi-tē How to pronounce shitty (audio)
shittier; shittiest
vulgar : covered in or filled with feces
vulgar : extremely bad: such as
: of very poor quality
a shitty apartment
They did a shitty job.
We thought, Here comes another shitty group with an even shittier name.Debbie Harry
: extremely unpleasant
had a shitty day
working a shitty job
: suffering illness or distress
I woke up feeling really shitty. [=ill, sick, unwell]
She felt shitty [=guilty, regretful] about the way she'd treated them.
vulgar : cruel, unkind
shitty comments/behavior
a shitty person
It was a shitty thing to do/say.

Word History

First Known Use

1768, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of shitty was in 1768

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Cite this Entry

“Shitty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

Last Updated: - Definition revised
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