American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The final recourse or expedient; the last resort.
- n. A last resort.
- n. an expedient adopted only in desperation
- From French pis aller, from pis ("worst") + aller ("to go"). (Wiktionary)
- French : pis, worse + aller, to go. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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