Definitions

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

  • adjective Extremely irritated or angry. Often used with off.
  • adjective Chiefly British Slang Intoxicated; drunk.

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

  • adjective vulgar Angered or very annoyed.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of piss.
  • adjective UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, colloquial Drunk.
  • adjective US, Canada, vulgar, colloquial Annoyed, angry.

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  • adjective very drunk
  • adjective aroused to impatience or anger

Etymologies

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Derived from piss.

Examples

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  • US = angry

    UK = drunk

    see also pissed off, piss artist

    July 22, 2008

  • In US, they are angry that they are pissed (=they are pissed that they are pissed). In UK, however, they are pissed when they are angry (=they are pissed when they are pissed). :P

    ETA. And in Australia, they are pissed when they are pissed that they are pissed.

    July 22, 2008

  • Aus = both.

    July 22, 2008