Green’s Dictionary of Slang

pee n.1

[pee v. (1)]

1. urine; also attrib.

[US] in Randolph & Legman Ozark Folksongs and Folklore (1992) II 660: While the ladies, bless the pretty dears, / Must save their pee for nitre.
[UK]R.C. Maclagan Evil Eye 51: The cailleach gave an unpleasant laugh and said, ‘The milk has gone along with the pee’ .
R. Graves Lars Porsena: The Future of Swearing 42: Pa’s out and ma’s out, let’s talk dirt! / Pee-poh-belly-bottom-drawers.
[US] (ref. to late 19C) N. Kimball Amer. Madam (1981) 219: The place stank of pee pots.
[UK]J. Cary Horse’s Mouth (1948) 81: Sound in wind and limb except for [...] dermatitis, phlebitis and intermittent retention of the pee.
[US]S. Bellow Augie March (1996) 448: Smelling pee in the hall.
[US](con. 1920s) J. Thompson South of Heaven (1994) 18: You boys getting pretty hard up drinking pee.
[UK] ‘Ma’s Out’ in Bold (1979) 137: Ma’s out, Pa’s out, / Let’s talk dirt: / Pee, po, belly, bottom, / Bum, fart, drawers.
[UK]F. Pitt-Kethley Sky Ray Lolly 27: A policeman, manoeuvring, got him / by the intact elbow of his pee-stained mac.
[Ire]P. McCabe Breakfast on Pluto 32: Sweat? Stale pee? I really do not think so! The very embodiment of hygiene and good manners!
[US]G. Pelecanos Night Gardener 106: You can buy clean pee.
[US]R. Price Lush Life 172: He [...] smelled pee-splash bouncing off the wall .
[US]Chicago Trib. 18 Aug. TAB-25/1: Not to mention phrases like ‘L-7 weenie’ and ‘pee-drinking crap-face’.

2. an act of urination.

[US]J.T. Farrell Gas-House McGinty 45: He’d be all right if he wasn’t like an old woman, Mueller said. [...] Sure he sits down to take a pea [sic], Billy whispered.
[UK]J. Cary Horse’s Mouth (1948) 309: I felt like that little dog in the story who ran out of Lombard Street to do his morning pee against the Bank of England and found it gone.
[NZ](con. 1940s) G. Slatter Gun in My Hand 158: The appropriate action every Kiwi had anticipated ever since landing in Italy. A pee in the Po.
[UK]G. Melly Owning Up (1974) 225: I’d been for a pee.
[UK]A. Burgess 1985 (1980) 155: If it’s a pee you want you’ll have to wait till we get there.
[Aus]Lette & Carey Puberty Blues 92: I went for my early morning pee.
[UK]S. Berkoff Decadence in Decadence and Other Plays (1985) 33: Oh! I must have a pee.
[Aus]J. Morrison Share House Blues 39: ‘Don’t forget to have a good pee before we go’.
[UK]I. Welsh Trainspotting 47: He had needed a pee for the last half-hour.
[UK]Guardian G2 15 Feb. 17: He came up with the initial concept [...] while ‘having a pee’.
[UK]K. Richards Life 359: I was taking a pee with Bobby Keys in Innsbruck, just after a show.

3. see piss n. (3a)

In compounds

In phrases

beat the pee out of (v.) (also kick the pee out of)

to attack violently.

[US]D. Jenkins Semi-Tough 91: Then kick the pee out of somebody else on Sunday.
[US]J. Thompson ‘Sunrise at Midnight’ in Fireworks (1988) 188: I threatened to beat the pee out of her.
pee-shy (adj.)

of men, suffering an inability to urinate when one or more other people are in the immediate vicinity.

Urban Dict. 2 July [Internet] The inability to urinate in public, for example at a crowded row of urinals.
J. Lambe ‘The Name Between the Talons’ in ThugLit Oct. [ebook] “I hope you don’t get pee-shy. We’ve got a guy waiting to transfer to county in the other cell‘.
scare the pee out of (v.)

to terrify.

[US]D. Pendleton Executioner (1973) 91: Scared the pee out of bigshot Varone.