Definition of shit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ʃɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪt//
    (taboo, slang)
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  1. 1[uncountable] solid waste matter from the bowels synonym excrement a pile of dog shit on the path A more polite way to express this example would be ‘a pile of dog poo/poop’.
  2. 2[singular] an act of emptying solid waste matter from the bowels to have/take a shit
  3. 3[uncountable] stupid remarks or writing; nonsense You're talking shit! She's so full of shit. Don’t give me that shit. see also bullshit
  4. 4[countable] (disapproving) an unpleasant person who treats other people badly He's an arrogant little shit.
  5. 5[uncountable] criticism or unfair treatment I'm not going to take any shit from them.
  6. Word OriginOld English scitte ‘diarrhoea’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schijten, German scheissen (verb). The term was originally neutral and used without vulgar connotation.Idioms
    beat, kick, etc. the shit out of somebody
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    to attack somebody violently so that you injure them
    bug the hell/crap/shit out of somebody
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    (taboo, slang) to annoy somebody very much The song just bugs the hell out of me. Those two idiots bug the shit out of me.
    (taboo, slang, especially North American English) something that is not true
    in the shit, in deep shit
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    in trouble I'll be in the shit if I don't get this work finished today. You’re in deep shit now.
    really bad, ill/sick etc.; really badly I woke up feeling like shit. We get treated like shit in this job. (often ironic) used to show that you are surprised, impressed, etc. or that you are pretending to be
    not give a shit (about somebody/something)
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    to not care at all about somebody/something He doesn't give a shit about anybody else.
    scare the shit out of somebody, scare somebody shitless
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    (taboo, slang) to frighten somebody very much
    used to express the idea that we must accept that bad things often happen without reason
    when the shit hits the fan
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    when somebody in authority finds out about something bad or wrong that somebody has done When the shit hits the fan, I don't want to be here.