American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that is insignificant.
- n. Obsolete An ant.
- adj. Not important; insignificant: "Some pissant Texas court wants to make [the company] pay . . . more than $10 billion in reparations” ( New Republic).
- n. An ant.
- n. pejorative An insignificant person.
- n. pejorative A person who adheres strictly to a rule or policy despite current circumstances.
- n. pejorative A person seemingly incapable of focusing on anything but the trivial, especially in the sense of trivial or irrelevant criticism.
- adj. Insignificant or unimportant.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. vulgar Worthless or of no significance.
- From piss + ant, because of the urine-like smell of anthills. Compare pismire. (Wiktionary)
- Modeled on pismire. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The little pissant is so mad at having his clock repeatedly cleaned that he has reverted to what mental midgets like hm always revert to.”
“The cop kept telling me that it was a matter of public safety ... somehow chubby middle aged white women are endangering public safety by photographing 100 year old public buildings in pissant towns like mine - kinda makes me proud to be taken as a threat at this point of my life. twitter • Some authors only plug their books or related products in their tweets, but some writers actually carry on a conversation or share interesting topics.”
“June 23rd, 2006 at 3: 49 pm jealousofjeff says: jason pissant is a redcoat – he would rather ’serve his president’ than defend the constitution. redcoat.”
“That was the second time I had been called a pissant in jail.”
“Not only are the people more acceptable to you, you begin to show them that you really aren't a "pissant"!”
“The national attention they're getting is that they're rightwing vigilantes going AGAINST the state and federal gov't, which does NOT want to create new classes of FELONS for partisan grnadstanding, but their sneering at "pissant" thanks, Nuch thug 9:52, for showing who you people are once again executive powers of local government makes Lou Dobbs look like a leftie and an ACLU activist by comparison.”
“Perhaps the editors who accept the "pissant" writers 'copy should be held accountable, no?”
“The next publication date could easily have scathing criticism: Jack Thompson's calls to the Penny Arcade offices could be straightly recreated, complete with "pissant" remarks.”
“What kind of pissant country doesn't have a law on what women can do with their own bodies?”
“With clearly bigger fish to fry, Green described Mundine on Melbourne radio as a "pissant".”
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Of low worth or little importance.
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