from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To defecate.
- transitive v. To defecate in.
- transitive v. To tease or try to deceive.
- n. Excrement.
- n. The act or an instance of defecating.
- n. Diarrhea. Used with the.
- n. Something considered disgusting, of poor quality, foolish, or otherwise totally unacceptable.
- n. A mean or contemptible person.
- n. A narcotic or intoxicant, such as marijuana or heroin.
- n. Things; items.
- n. Foolish, deceitful, or boastful language.
- n. Insolent talk or behavior.
- n. Trouble or difficulty.
- n. A small or worthless amount: He doesn't know shit.
- interj. Used to express surprise, anger, or extreme displeasure.
- shit on To treat with malice or extreme disrespect.
- idiom get (one's) shit together To get organized; put one's affairs or possessions in order.
- idiom give a shit To care the least bit.
- idiom no shit Used to express disbelief.
- idiom no shit Used to express contemptuous acknowledgment of the obvious.
- idiom bricks To become extremely worried or frightened.
- idiom up shit creek (without a paddle) In dire circumstances with no hope of help.
- idiom when the shit hits the fan When the situation goes awry; when trouble starts.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels; feces.
- n. (the shits) diarrhea.
- n. An instance of defecation.
- n. Rubbish; worthless matter.
- n. Stuff, things.
- n. (the shit) The best of its kind.
- n. Nonsense; bullshit.
- n. A nasty, despicable person, used particularly of men.
- n. (in negations) Anything.
- n. A problem or difficult situation.
- n. A strong rebuke.
- n. any recreational drug, usually cannabis.
- adj. Of poor quality; worthless.
- adj. Nasty; despicable.
- v. To defecate.
- v. To excrete (something) through the anus.
- v. To fool or try to fool someone; to be deceitful.
- v. To annoy.
- interj. Expression of worry, failure, shock, etc., often at something seen for the first time or remembered immediately before using this term.
- interj. To show displeasure or surprise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. obscene words for unacceptable behavior
- v. have a bowel movement
- v. give away information about somebody
- n. obscene terms for feces
- n. insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
- n. something of little value
- n. a coarse term for defecation
- n. a small worthless amount
Middle English shitten, probably from Old English -sciten (as in besciten, covered with excrement), past participle of *scītan, to defecate.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English scite ("dung"), scitte ("diarrhoea"), from Proto-Germanic *skīta-, *skītaz, from Proto-Indo-European *sḱeyd-, *skeyd- (“to split, divide, separate”). Related to Middle Saxon (Middle Low Saxon) schite, New Saxon (New Low Saxon) Schiet, Middle Dutch schitte, Dutch schijt, German Scheiße, Swedish skit, Norwegian skitt, Icelandic skítur. Compare shite. (Wiktionary)
Middle English shiten, from Old English scītan, from Proto-Germanic *skītanan (compare West Frisian skite, Dutch schijten, German scheißen), from Proto-Indo-European *skeh₁i-d (“to cut”). More at shed. (Wiktionary)