1. (US) a generally derog. term of abuse; a contemptible person.
|Grapes of Wrath (1951) 142: Truck drivers. That’s the stuff [...] Hope they stop; take away the taste of them shit-heels.|
|in Limerick (1953) 248: There was a young man of Porcellian, / A rotter, a shit-heel, a hellion.|
|DAUL 192/1: Shit-heel (Variant, Shit-heeler). A contemptible person.et al.|
|(con. 1940s) Wax Boom 49: You brown-nosing shit-healer.|
|Mama Black Widow 23: He’s still bouncing the shit-heels outta’ the joint.|
|San Diego Sailor 76: It made me feel like a shit-heel.|
|‘Sambadrome’ [lyrics] You dirty little shitheel.|
|(con. early 1950s) L.A. Confidential 44: A younger guy who treated them nice and gave them a taste all men weren’t shitheels.|
|(con. 1920s) Legs 113: I put a little air between the big shitheel and myself.|
|(con. 1964–8) Cold Six Thousand 516: Goyishe shitheels. Mormons are roughly synonymous with the Ku Klux Klan.|
|Drawing Dead [ebook] Did you find my daughter [...] I bet you didn’t you...you fucking shitheel.|
2. (UK/US Und.) an informer.
|Prison Sl. 36: Snitchalso Rat An informant. […] (Archaic: crimp, shit-heel, buzz man, belcher).|