piece of shit n.
1. (orig. US) an unpleasant or disliked person.
|Sexus (1969) 140: I’m a lawyer. So what? I might just as well be a piece of shit.|
|Your Own Beloved Sons 46: He treated me like I was a piece of crap.|
|Storms of Summer 97: ‘Bastard yourself!’ shrieked the Italian [...] ‘Piece of shit! Bastard yourself!’.|
|Down These Mean Streets (1970) 39: I’m just like any other man, one hunk of shit hung up.|
|No Beast So Fierce 89: He’s a piece of shit to me. Shyster lawyers are worse than stooligeons.|
|Bonfire of the Vanities 41: Hey, Kramer, you piece of shit!|
|(con. early 1950s) L.A. Confidential 125: Even a piece of shit like you has to have some women he cares about.|
|Mr Blue 60: Anybody’d nail that piece of shit is aces with me.|
|Urban Grimshaw 11: What a cowardly, stinking piece of shit I was.|
|Truth 319: Villani. Got a piece of shit to be taken off my hands. Yeah.|
|(con. 1973) Johnny Porno 172: Some piece of shit I think is looking to fuck with me.|
|Cape Times IOL (SA) 19 May [Internet] An arrogant piece of shit who thinks he’s above the law.|
|Guardian G2 10 May 10/1: Kill yourself you Fat Piece of Shit.|
|Cherry 5: ‘You fucking piece of shit!’ ‘Goddamn, lady. What do you want from me?’.|
2. (orig. US) anything unpleasant, disgusting or of poor quality, e.g. a piece of gross hypocrisy etc.
|Letter 30 Jan. in Dear America (1985) 82: Come October ’68 I’m gonna [...] watch you put a match to this piece of crap.|
|Faggots 38: A lease on this piece of shit is yours for any price.|
|Christine 15: If he took that car to Darnell’s, he couldn’t get fifty dollars for parts. It’s a piece of shit.|
|London Fields 304: It’s an awful little piece of shit.|
|Kill Your Friends (2009) 39: It will cost us maybe a hundred grand to try and have a hit with this piece of shit.|
|Frank Sinatra in a Blender [ebook] ‘What about this piece of shit?’ I kicked the back tire of the Neon.|