Green’s Dictionary of Slang

piss- pfx

[1940s+] (orig. US) a general intensifier, usu. derog. but not always.

In compounds

piss-awful (adj.)

[1970s+] very bad, very unpleasant.

piss-easy (adj.)

[1980s+] very easy.


see separate entries.

piss-poor (adj.) (also poor as piss)

1. [1940s+] third-rate, incompetent, useless.

2. [1960s+] totally lacking in finances.

piss-rotten (adj.)

[1940s+] appalling, unpleasant, distasteful.

piss-scared (adj.)

[1980s] terrified.

piss-sick (adj.) [SE sick (and tired)]

[1990s+] utterly contemptuous.

piss-ugly (adj.)

[1980s+] (orig. US) very ugly.

In phrases

piss-bolt (v.)

[2000s+] (Aus.) to run (away) fast.