Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To urinate.
  • intransitive verb To urinate on or in.
  • intransitive verb To discharge (blood, for example) in the urine.
  • noun Urine.
  • noun The act or an instance of urinating.
  • idiom (take the piss out of) To tease or mock (someone).

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Urine.
  • To discharge the fluid secreted by the kidneys and detained in the urinary bladder; urinate.
  • To eject as urine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun vulgar Urine.
  • noun [vulgar] urinate.
  • verb To discharge urine, to urinate; -- usually considered vulgar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun vulgar Urine.
  • noun vulgar, slang Alcoholic beverage, especially of inferior quality.
  • verb intransitive, vulgar To urinate.
  • verb transitive, vulgar To discharge as or with the urine.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun liquid excretory product
  • noun informal terms for urination
  • verb eliminate urine

Etymologies

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

[Middle English pissen, from Old French pissier, from Vulgar Latin *pissiāre, of imitative origin.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English pissen, from Old French pissier, from Vulgar Latin *pissiō, probably of echoic origin.

Examples

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  • cf micturition

    July 22, 2008

  • "He will piss when he can't whistle: he will be hanged. He shall not piss my money against the wall: he shall not have my money to spend in liquor.

    He who once a good name gets,

    May piss-a-bed, and say he sweats.

    "

    - Francis Grose, 'The Vulgar Tongue'.

    September 18, 2008

  • "The police have evidence that (the Exford is) responsible for producing a lot of consumption on the streets in the CBD late at night. It was a beacon for people wanting to get pissed in the streets all night long."

    - unnamed source, quoted in Jill Stark & Melissa Fyfe, Blitz on all-night bottle shops in bid to curb alcohol-fuelled violence, theage.com.au, 18 Oct 2009.

    October 18, 2009