Green’s Dictionary of Slang

pissant adj.

also pissy-ant
[pissant n.]

insignificant, trifling.

[US]E. Gilbert Vice Trap 57: This isn’t any pissy-ant fencing bit.
[US]R. Gover One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding 123: May be I find out I ain got me no lil pissy ant invessment. Maybe I find out I got me a whole flipfliloppin fed’el budgit.
[US]R. Barrett Lovomaniacs (1973) 24: Dahlberg can’t get up and walk to the back of the airplane to see if his woman is screwing a pissant copilot.
[US]L. Heinemann Paco’s Story (1987) 80: And right out of nowhere this jitterbug waltzed up to the card table [and] whipped out this pissant little .22 pistola.
[US]M. McAlary Crack War (1991) 127: Darry was a drone, a pissant worker.
[US]P. Cornwell Blow Fly (2004) 116: When it comes to her, no one’s hiring, unless its some pissant case.
[Aus]T. Spicer Good Girl Stripped Bare 75: If I send our very expensive chopper down there, and it’s a pissant light plane crash, with no injuries, then I’m having your guts for garters.