Green’s Dictionary of Slang

shite adj.

[shite n.]

a general negative; used of someone or something second-rate, unpleasant, distasteful etc.

[UK]K. Amis letter 31 Dec. in Leader (2000) 30: I wonder if the MacCarthy who wrote it is the MACSHITE MacCarthy who is supposed to run the Marble Arch Mus Shop.
[Ire]R. Doyle Commitments 17: Tha’ was a shite film, said Derek.
[Ire]R. Doyle Snapper 121: His shoulders were at him. He felt shite.
[Ire]P. McCabe Butcher Boy (1993) 32: Do you think any of them believe that shite-talk you’ve been going on with all night?
[UK]Guardian 26 Aug. 5: We’ve been left holding the shite sandwich.
[UK]N. Barlay Crumple Zone 171: Some crusty has-been guitar hero who now runs some shite recordng studio.
[UK]Daily Tel. 10 Jan. 19: Moments later, the man himself arrived home in a cheerful flurry of everyday obscenities. (His first adjective was ‘fookin’, his second ‘dead’ as in ‘dead cool’, his third was ‘shite’.).
[UK]D. Mitchell Black Swan Green 101: He [...] makes shite jokes we have to laugh at.
[Scot]L. McIlvanney All the Colours 218: ‘He’s a shite liar’.
[UK]J. Fagan Panopticon (2013) 157: I’d just had shite news [...] I just needed tae get mashed.
[Ire]A. Killilea Boyo-wulf at 14 Apr. 🌐 Then some mad feen went through a time of shite craic.