piss away

piss away


  1. urine.

verb (used without object), pissed, piss·ing.

  1. to urinate.


  1. piss away, Slang. to squander; fritter away:
  2. piss off, Slang.
    1. to anger.
    2. to go away; leave (often used imperatively).
  3. take a piss, to urinate.


  1. (intr) to urinate
  2. (tr) to discharge as or in one’s urineto piss blood


  1. an act of urinating
  2. urine
  3. Australian beer
  4. on the piss drinking alcohol, esp in large quantities
  5. piece of piss something easily obtained of achieved
  6. take the piss to tease or make fun of someone or something
  7. piss all over to be far superior toa version that pisses all over the original

v.late 13c., from Old French pissier “urinate” (12c.), from Vulgar Latin *pissiare, of imitative origin. To piss away (money, etc.) is from 1948. Related: Pissed; pissing. Pissing while (1550s) once meant “a short time.” He shall not piss my money against the wall; he shall not have my money to spend in liquor. [“Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit and Pickpocket Eloquence,” London, 1811] n.late 14c., from piss (v.). As a pure intensifier (piss-poor, piss-ugly, etc.) it dates from World War II. Piss and vinegar first attested 1942. Piss-prophet “one who diagnosed diseases by inspection of urine” is attested from 1620s. Piss proud “erect upon awakening” is attested from 1796. Squander, waste, as in They’ve pissed away a fortune on those horses. This term uses piss in the sense of “discharge something as though it were urine.” [Vulgar slang; first half of 1900s]

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