Shit is an English word that is usually considered vulgar and profane in Modern English. As a noun it refers to fecal matter and as a verb it means to defecate or defecate in; in the plural it means diarrhea. Shite is also a common variant in British English and Irish English.

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  1. Solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels; feces.
  2. (the shits) diarrhea.
    He had the shits for three days.
  3. An instance of defecation.
    Can't a guy take a shit in peace?
  4. Rubbish; worthless matter.
    Throw that shit out!
  5. Stuff, things.
    I want your shit out of my garage by tomorrow.
  6. (the shit) The best of its kind.
    These grapes are the shit!
  7. Nonsense; bullshit.
    Everything he says is a load of shit.
  8. A nasty, despicable person, used particularly of men.
    Her son has been a real shit to her.
  9. (in negations) Anything.
    His opinion is not worth shit. = His opinion is not worth anything.
    We don’t have shit to live on. = We don’t have anything to live on.
    John can't sing for shit. = John can't sing for anything. = John can't sing at all.
  10. A problem or difficult situation.
    I'm in some serious shit.
    Some shit went down at the nightclub last night.
  11. A strong rebuke.
    I gave him shit for being three hours late twice in one week.
  12. any recreational drug, usually cannabis.


  1. To defecate.
  2. To excrete (something) through the anus.
  3. To fool or try to fool someone; to be deceitful.
    Twelve hundred dollars!? Are you shitting me!?
  4. To annoy.
    That ad shits me to tears.


  1. Of poor quality; worthless.
    What a shit film that was!
  2. Nasty; despicable.
    That was a shit thing to do to him.


  1. Expression of worry, failure, shock, etc., often at something seen for the first time or remembered immediately before using this term.
    Shit! I think that I forgot to pack my sleeping bag last night!
    Holy shit!
    Oh, shit!
  2. To show displeasure or surprise.
    "Oh, shit. I left my worksheet at home," she said to the language arts teacher, which got her in trouble.

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