Shit Definition

shits, shitting
shits, shitting
To discharge excrement; defecate.
Webster's New World
To discharge (excrement)
Webster's New World
To defecate in (one's clothes or bed).
American Heritage
To soil by defecation.
To shit one's pants.
Webster's New World
To tease or try to fool.
Webster's New World
Excrement; feces.
Webster's New World
The act of discharging excrement.
Webster's New World
Diarrhea. Used with the.
American Heritage
Anyone or anything thought of as being bad, disgusting, foolish, worthless, etc.
Webster's New World
The smallest or least thing, amount, etc.
They didn't do shit to help us; the wrecked auto isn't worth shit.
Webster's New World
Used variously to express surprise, anger, disgust, strong disagreement, etc.
Webster's New World
get (one's) shit together
  • To get organized; put one's affairs or possessions in order.
American Heritage
give a shit
  • To care the least bit.
American Heritage
no shit
  • Used to express disbelief.
  • Used to express contemptuous acknowledgment of the obvious.
American Heritage
shit bricks
  • To become extremely worried or frightened.
American Heritage
up shit creek (without a paddle)
  • In dire circumstances with no hope of help.
American Heritage

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Origin of Shit

  • Middle English shitten probably from Old English -sciten (as in besciten covered with excrement) past participle of *scītan to defecate skei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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