Green’s Dictionary of Slang

pissy adj.1

[piss n.]

1. redolent of urine, usu in odour but also colour.

[US]H. Roth Call It Sleep (1977) 226: Izzy Pissy! Cock-eye Mulligan! [Ibid.] 255: Gee, bath too I have to take! She’ll see. Pissy-pants.
[US]J.S. Pennell Hist. of Rome Hanks 20: It smelt warm and pissy in that timber.
[US]C. Himes ‘Friends’ in Coll. Stories (1990) 267: He came to old man Pissy’s bunk [...] he could tell it by the smell of urine and offal.
[US]B. Jackson Get Your Ass in the Water (1974) 214: He had little pissy babies and they were running all about.
[UK](con. 1940s) O. Manning Danger Tree 77: The smell that came from them was nothing like the salty, pissy smell of an European urinal.
[US]W.T. Vollmann Whores for Gloria 9: The pissy reek of Jones Street gave Jimmy [...] dry heaves.
[UK]N. Griffiths Grits 317: The end uv me knob [...] presses cold on the pissy porcelain.
[UK]J.J. Connolly Viva La Madness 130: We tro over the bridge, down a pissy alleyway, and emerge.
[UK]J. Fagan Panopticon (2013) 12: Ed has a frizzy ginger mullet [...] a pissy-orange colour.

2. drunken.

[UK]K. Williams Diaries 145: Peter Eade evening. A very pissy affair. Dinner at Belle Etoile & I got rather tight.
[UK]L. Dunne Goodbye to The Hill (1966) 145: She didn’t drink herself and she didn’t approve of people who did, but for the pissy oul’ fellas that lived in the flats she never ran any of them down.
[Aus]B. Moore Lex. of Cadet Lang. 272: usage: ‘She was not too pissy to walk (sort of), but no way could she drive.’.
[US]N. McCall Makes Me Wanna Holler (1995) 334: I’d get pissy-drunk and harmonize on tunes by the Temptations.
[US]Eminem ‘Amityville’ [lyrics] Pissy-drunk, throwin up in the urinal.
[US]T. Piccirilli Fever Kill 60: A fat, pissy alcoholic.

3. unpleasant.

[US] in T.I. Rubin Sweet Daddy 15: Real pissy life, Doc.
[US]J. Conaway Big Easy 87: You come over here [...] the only spook that’s ever been up these pissy stairs – just to ask me what’s happening.
[US]R. Campbell In La-La Land We Trust (1999) 167: ‘How’s the weather out there?’ ‘Pissy.’.
[UK]N. Barlay Curvy Lovebox 82: Cross the pissy canal over the junction.
[US]C. Hiaasen Nature Girl 86: I don’t see why you’re so pissy. It’s just a name.
[US]Simon & Zorzi ‘Unconfirmed Reports’ Wire ser. 5 ep. 2 [TV script] pissy little bitch today.
[US]S. King Finders Keepers (2016) 207: Enough [contraband] to get him marked down if the screw’s in a pissy mood.

4. weak, ineffectual, trifling.

[US]R. Stone Hall of Mirrors (1987) 318: You pissy little snot.
[US]J. Wambaugh Choirboys (1976) (1977) 237: I suspect he’s one a these pissy pork pullers.
[Aus]M. Bail Homesickness (1999) 20: The beer’s pissy too.
[Aus]L. Davies Candy 33: We spent a week [...] smoking some pissy blond hash.
[US]C. Hiaasen Skinny Dip 211: He heard some pissy liberal refer to the federal farm bill as corporate welfare.

In compounds

pissy-ass (adj.) (also piss-ass) [arse n. (4)/-ass sfx/-assed sfx]

1. (also pissy-arsed) extremely drunk.

[US]J.T. Farrell My Days of Anger 98: ‘We’re all pissy-arsed,’ Marty said. ‘And getting more pissy-arsed,’ Red said.
[US]W. Maxwell Folded Leaf (1999) 167: Reinhart, you’re drunk, you’re pissyass drunk. You’re so drunk the bed’s going round.
[US](con. WWII) J.O. Killens And Then We Heard The Thunder (1964) 420: Let’s go somewhere to some goddamn pub [...] and get pissy-ass drunk.
[US]Maledicta IX 161: No American would say [...] pissy-arsed (which Eric Partridge renders as ‘prone to crapulous inebriation’ – ain’t that a pisser!).
[Aus]R.G. Barrett White Shoes 73: Thirty hours stuck on that plane eating piss-ass airline food.
[US]R. Shell Iced 169: He don’t even seem to care if I see him piss-ass-stinkin’-drunk!!!
A. Jackson Armageddon to Zen 16: Come on, you, pissy-arsed, drunken bugger!

2. (US, also piss-assed, pissy-assed, pissy pants) insignificant, useless, juvenile.

[US]Kerouac letter 12 Mar. in Charters I (1995) 336: You pissy ass Seattle, you dullpoke old Minneapolis St Paul.
[US](con. early 1950s) J. Peacock Valhalla 161: Like what a silly pissyass Testical Sergeant in the Marine Corps would do?
[US]J. Baldwin Blues for Mister Charlie 42: Every one of them’s got some piss-assed faggoty white boy on a string somewhere.
[US]F. Hilaire Thanatos 303: You went in there a pissy-pants brat.
[US]G.V. Higgins Digger’s Game (1981) 108: He didles along for twenny years with this pissy-ass little operation.
[US]V.E. Smith Jones Men 89: I don’t know if you’re not some piss-ass undercover cop.
[US]S. King Different Seasons (1995) 455: You’re just a sawed-off pint-sized pissy-assed little runt.
[US]R. Price Breaks 107: I did a slow pan around his piss-ass office.
[UK]J. Mowry Way Past Cool 137: Gets him a gun an everything. A real gun, not some piss-ass little toy like yours!

3. a synon. for bloody adj. (1), fucking adj. etc.

[US] in T.I. Rubin Sweet Daddy 80: What’s so piss ass funny?

4. unpleasant.

[US](con. early 1950s) J. Peacock Valhalla 304: Always a pissyass rain.
[US]B. Malamud Tenants (1972) 88: My chick and I had a piss-ass flap and I ain’t planning to go back there.
[US]G.V. Higgins Rat on Fire (1982) 61: I know he’s had a piss-ass day.
pissy-eyed (adj.)

1. (US) extremely drunk.

[US]M. Rumaker Exit 3 and Other Stories 8: You’re pissy-eyed.
[US]T. Thackrey Thief 349: I went out [...] and got the drunkest I been in all my born days. I mean – pissy-eyed!
[US]New York Mag. 19 Aug. 81/2: [He] always comes back, turning up at her room pissy-eyed and mumbly.
C. Irving Trial 59: Men who might get pissy-eyed drunk on Saturday night and lie down in the cobbled streets.
R.J. Christy Gemini Smiled 150: Before he wrote it though, he’d go and get pissy-eyed drunk.
B. Parker Excrements 157: His tongue was hanging down along his slack jaw like a fat anchovy, and he had a kind of snide pissy-eyed look .

2. (N.Z.) (mildly) drunk.

[NZ]McGill Dict. of Kiwi Sl. 85/1: pissy-eyed drunk, but probably mildly.
[NZ]McGill Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. [as cit. 1988].
pissy weed (n.) [weed n.1 (4)]

(US black/drugs) marijuana that burns with a slightly urinous smell.

[US]Ebonics Primer at [Internet] pissy weed Definition: some good weed that got a pissy smell when burned. Example: Nigga this that pissy weed. 17 Mar. [Internet] You go ahead and smoke that ‘pissy weed’ I’ll keep medicating with the good shit.