Green’s Dictionary of Slang

shite v.

[shite n. (1)]

to defecate.

Merie Tales of Skelton ix C: Skelton then caste downe the clothes, and the frere dyd lye starke naked: then Skelton dyd shite upon the freeres navil.
[UK]J. Withals Dictionarie in Eng. and Latine 288: To shite, Caco.
[UK]Jonson Gypsies Metamorphosed 29: Clawe a Churle by the arse and heel shite in your fist.
[UK]Mennis & Smith ‘To a friend upon a jouney to Epsam Well’ Musarum Deliciae (1817) 10: But he that gains the glory here / Must scumber furthest, shite most clear.
Mennis & Smith et al. ‘Dialogue’ in Wit and Drollery 133: qu.: Dost thou piss love? ans.: No, I shite hony.
[UK]J. Ray Proverbs 66: All is not butter the cow shites.
[UK]J. Oldham ‘Upon the Author of a Play call’d Sodom’ in Rochester Poems on Several Occasions (1680) 130: There bugger wiping Porters, when they shite, / And so thy Book itself, turn Sodomite.
[UK]M. Stevenson Wits Paraphras’d 35: Then I betook me to my Writing; / ’Twill serve you when you go a sh---ing. / Blest Paper! To what happy pass / Art thou ordain’d, to kiss her A---.
[UK] ‘A Second part of John Dory’ in Playford Pills to Purge Melancholy I 27: He run to his Tent, and ask’d what they meant / And swore he must needs go shite a.
[UK]N. Ward Compleat and Humorous Account of Remarkable Clubs (1756) 238: A Hobby Horse Ditty in Praise of Juniper-Ale. To the Cow-Dance Tune of gallop and Shite.
[UK]Bog-House and Glass-Window Misc. 35: Poets who write / On the Wall as they sh-te.
W. Dunkin Parson’s Revels (2010) 62: Nor Cudmore, even when he sh...s / Would want ’em.
[UK]‘Hurlothrumbo’ Bog-house Misc. 32: If you design to sh--te at Ease, / Pray rest your Hands upon your Knees.
[UK]Bridges Burlesque Homer (4th edn) II 23: The motion felt at first for sh—g / Was strangely chang’d to one for fighting.
[UK]T. Whittell ‘Johnny Brecking’s Wedding’ Poetical Works 135: He slipt more that day into his kite, / Than would serve him for a whole month to -----.
Fun for the Million 493/1: Speak cleanly to our king, or else go sh*t*.
[UK] ‘The Rose Under The Clothes’ Gentleman’s Spicey Songster 32: By there came a clown in a frock all so white, / And close by their side he sat down to shite.
[UK]Cythera’s Hymnal 63: One morn I went to shite.
[UK]Cremorne II 53: I love to shite in the calm moonlight.
[UK]L. Dunne Goodbye to The Hill (1966) 8: On The Hill you learned early, and you were more likely to be told to go and shite by a four-year-old then you were by its mother.
[Ire]R. Doyle Snapper 27: The dog’s after shitein’ in the fuckin’ hall an’ I fuckin’ stood in it.

In derivatives

shiters (adj.) [one wishes to shite with terror]


[UK]N. Griffiths Grits 97: Iss cunt clocked me lookin at im an fucked off shiters.
[UK]N. Griffiths Stump 49: Tommy hasn’t got the fuckin arse to bounce in on the Chinks, has he? Pure fuckin shiters, man.

In compounds

shitefire (n.) [lit. trans. of cacafuego n., i.e. one who shits fire]

a term of abuse applied to a hot-headed person.

[UK]Florio Worlde of Wordes n.p.: Cacafuoco, a hot violent fellow, a shite-fire.
G. Torriano Dict. n.p.: Caca-fuoco, a shite-fire, by Met. a hot-spur, a rash-headed fellow.
N. Ward Helter Skelter 7: I say, Sir, you’re a meer Shite-fire.

In phrases

In exclamations

away and shite!

(Scot.) aggressive phr. of dismissal; var. on ‘go away’, ‘leave me alone’.

[Scot]A. Parks Bloody January 6: ‘Away and shite, Nairn, you’re wasting my time’.