Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Vulgar Slang A past tense and a past participle of shit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of shit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A salina or saline playa; a dried-up salt lake. See shott.

Etymologies

From Old English scāt (scītan), from Proto-Germanic *skait (*skītanan, "to defecate, excrete"), from Proto-Indo-European *sḱeyd- (“to part with, separate, cut off”). (Wiktionary)

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  • What?! Next you'll be telling me rodeo clowns aren't laughing gas in jodhpurs.

    December 21, 2010

  • There's nothing funny about funny cars, bilby, and well you know it.

    December 20, 2010

  • C'mon yarb, it's humorous like, uhm, funny cars. Yanno?

    December 20, 2010

  • Huh. According to Wikipedia, William Shatner was born March 22, 1931, in Montreal.

    December 18, 2010

  • FWIW, it's not humorous anymore. At least in the UK, it's standard past tense of shit. Totally normal.

    December 18, 2010

  • Well fuck me.

    December 18, 2010

  • How recently formed is shat? I didn't think it was recent at all.

    December 18, 2010

  • I find it endearing only when it's used as a nickname for William Shatner. See The Shat.

    November 13, 2010

  • The OED defines "shat" as "an obsolete term of endearment used in addressing an Irish person", and gives the example "Come hither shat, are you an Irish mon?"

    Maybe it's just me, but I don't really find it all that endearing...

    November 13, 2010

  • I agree with milos. It is fascinating. I wonder how recently it emerged, and whether it's contemporaneous with "spat" (as the past tense of "spit").

    November 13, 2010

  • i find shit fascinating too.

    November 13, 2010

  • I find this word to be a fascinating example of a recently-formed irregular verb.

    November 13, 2010

  • Pro's in charge of sleep? Now we're really in strife.

    August 2, 2008

  • (*hopes he's finally sleeping*)
    I am the official night guard of this place. I have to make sure Wordies sleep well and enough.

    August 2, 2008

  • why are you asking me this BTW?

    I'm in no condition to respond coherently.

    August 2, 2008

  • you really want to know pro...?
    I've been out dancing all night with hot boys (and girls)...!

    Brighteyes is a whiny emo hipster. I Love Him almost as much as I abhor him.

    August 2, 2008

  • Darqueau, why aren't you sleeping?! Go to bed!
    ("I'm wide awake, it's morning".)

    August 2, 2008

  • Dr. Shat

    August 2, 2008

  • I was given a suppository and told to keep it in for 20 minutes. I got cramp up the arse and shat after 5 minutes.

    - Peter Reading, C, 1984

    August 2, 2008

  • It does make sense that it follows the pattern of sit and sat. My question is why doesn't 'fit' follow the same pattern? I can definitely see the relationship between 'fit' and 'fat'.

    September 18, 2007

  • How about "shot"?

    Wait...never mind.

    February 21, 2007

  • "Falsely formed"? I think it sounds way better than shitted, don't you?

    February 21, 2007

  • Supposedly, the past tense of shit, falsely formed on the model of sit and sat. But it's amusing nonetheless.

    February 21, 2007