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Webster 1913 Edition


Pish

Pish

,
int
erj.
An exclamation of contempt.

Pish

,
Verb.
I.
To express contempt.
Pope.

Webster 1828 Edition


Pish

PISH

, exclam. A word expressing contempt; sometimes spoken and written pshaw.

PISH

,
Verb.
I.
To express contempt.

Definition 2022


pish

pish

English

Interjection

pish

  1. An expression of disdain.

Noun

pish (plural pishes)

  1. A sibilant noise (e.g. "psshh") made by birders and ornithologists to attract small birds.

Verb

pish (third-person singular simple present pishes, present participle pishing, simple past and past participle pished)

  1. To try to attract birds by making a sibilant noise (e.g. "psshh").
  2. To express contempt.
    1606 - William Shakespeare, Henry V act ii, scene 1
    Pish for thee, Iceland dog! thou prick-ear'd cur of Iceland!

Adjective

pish (comparative more pish, superlative most pish)

  1. (vulgar, colloquial, chiefly Scotland) Of poor quality; ****.

Usage notes

  • Most commonly found in the gerund or present participle pishing.

References

Anagrams


Chinook Jargon

Etymology 1

From English fish, or possibly French pêche.

Noun

pish

  1. fish

Etymology 2

From Chinook opitshka.

Noun

pish

  1. fire
Synonyms

Mohegan-Pequot

Alternative forms

  • beesh (obsolete orthography)

Etymology

From English peas.

Noun

pish

  1. peas

References

  • A Vocabulary of Mohegan-Pequot (John D. Prince, Frank G. Speck)

Scots

Pronunciation

  • enPR: pĭsh, IPA(key): /pɪʃ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪʃ

Etymology

From late Middle English.

Noun

pish (uncountable)

  1. (vulgar) Urine, piss.
  2. (vulgar) Crust on a scabbing wound.

Verb

pish (third-person singular present pishes, present participle pishin, past pished, past participle pished)

  1. To urinate, to piss.

Derived terms

  • reekin o pish

Adjective

pish (comparative mair pish, superlative maist pish)

  1. (vulgar) Not very good, in fact quite bad.

Interjection

pish

  1. An expression of disdain.

References

  • pish” in Dictionary of the Scots Language, Scottish Language Dictionaries, Edinburgh"

Western Apache

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [pʰɪ̀ʃ]

Etymology

From English fish.

Noun

pish

  1. fish