shit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v shit have a bowel movement "The dog had made in the flower beds"
    • v shit give away information about somebody "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
    • n shit something of little value "his promise is not worth a damn","not worth one red cent","not worth shucks"
    • n shit obscene words for unacceptable behavior "I put up with a lot of bullshit from that jerk","what he said was mostly bull"
    • n shit insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
    • n shit a coarse term for defecation "he took a shit"
    • n shit a small worthless amount "you don't know jack"
    • n shit obscene terms for feces
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Quotations

  • Eddie Murphy
    Eddie Murphy
    “I think in twenty years I'll be looked at like Bob Hope. Doing those president jokes and golf shit. It scares me.”
  • Milla Jovovich
    Milla Jovovich
    “I'm still an artist. I'm never gonna do a shit movie, because I've got my modeling to support me.”
  • Gael Boardman
    Gael Boardman
    “You will get good attention and people will be more inclined to listen to you if you can make a statement whereby their response is, No Shit! or at least, No kidding!”
  • Margaret Drabble
    Margaret Drabble
    “You learn to put your emotional luggage where it will do some good, instead of using it to shit on other people, or blow up aeroplanes.”
  • Doug Horton
    Doug%20Horton
    “If it looks like shit, smells like shit, mail it to your enemy... he'll know what to do with it.”
  • Lyndon B. Johnson
    Lyndon%20B.%20Johnson
    “Boys, I may not know much, but I know chicken shit from chicken salad.”

Usage

In literature:

As workers, most aren't worth shit but they do as they're told.
"Wild Justice" by Ruth M. Sprague
May you never shit till you be soundly lashed with stirrup leather, never piss but by the strapado, nor be otherwise warmed than by the bastinado.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
The bitch pissed and shit a bed, and she was fain to rise and had coals out of my chamber to dry the bed again.
"Diary of Samuel Pepys, 1665" by Samuel Pepys
I don't give a shit for him.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
I tried to keep the shit-eating grin off my face as nothing happened.
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
May you never shit till you be soundly lashed with stirrup leather, never piss but by the strapado, nor be otherwise warmed than by the bastinado.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book III." by Francois Rabelais
As we have seen, the verses themselves vary from the grossest comments on shit to the most passionate expressions of love.
"The Merry-Thought: or the Glass-Window and Bog-House Miscellany" by Hurlo Thrumbo (pseudonym)
Someone threw shit at him!
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
A few minutes afterwards I wanted to shit; it was needful to go down-stairs into a yard.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
He took the title of Shit-su and founded what is known as the Yuen dynasty.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 2" by Various
Shit, back to cottage cheese.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
After VX-1 went up, there wouldn't be any more shit from Arlington.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
But your father refused to stick up for you when all the shit came down.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
Shit Thank goodness nobody else had ever noticed it.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
But if you want a special Henderson shit-hits-the-fan scenario, then I can give it a shot.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
This may not be what's happening *in* Silicon Valley, but it sure as shit is what's happening *to* Silicon Valley.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
Een-a-qui-shit-tle, To kindle a fire.
"The Adventures of John Jewitt" by John Rodgers Jewitt
You don't mind, I hope, if I talk a certain amount of shit?
"Wilderness of Spring" by Edgar Pangborn
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In poetry:

the lantern of a caravel,
and that was Genesis.
Then there were the packed cries,
the shit, the moaning:
"The Sea Is History" by Derek Walcott
Millions of babies watching the skies
Bellies swollen, with big round eyes
On Jessore Road--long bamboo huts
No place to shit but sand channel ruts
"September On Jessore Road" by Allen Ginsberg
Run home to tents where elders await
Messenger children with bread from the state
No bread more today! and and no place to squat
Painful baby, sick shit he has got.
"September On Jessore Road" by Allen Ginsberg
Bill's father would never knowingly sit down at table with a Democrat.
Now Bill says democracy must go.
Go on democracy.
Democracy is the shit.
Relativity is the shit.
"The Soul Of Spain" by Ernest Hemingway
Whom shall we pray to for rice and for care?
Who can bring bread to this shit flood foul'd lair?
Millions of children alone in the rain!
Millions of children weeping in pain!
"September On Jessore Road" by Allen Ginsberg
Then on to Nanango, that hard-bitten township
Where the out-of-work station-hands shit in the dust,
Where the shearers get shorn by old Tim, the contractor
Oh, I wouldn't go near there, but I flaming well must!
"Brisbane Ladies" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

Well, the circus has grown up, too, and this shit is fresh.
THE ESQ&A The actor Frank Langella on doing things that scare the shit out of him.
What "Shit Girls Say" Says About Women in the Workplace.
Shit Yourself While Riding.
Recent news and coverage of Oh Shit .
A shit box is a real crappy car that as soon as you see it you have the need to find PC and put it to the curb.
"I don't like gross things—and a lot of the SHIT SHOW, like the Sweatshop Gallery, is gross--but it's genius," Zoe Kuhn, daughter of artist Kim Darling, said of the live performance-exhibit that premiered October 12 at The New BLK Gallery.
In the fallout from the UN climate conference in Durban, Justin Trudeau, member of Canada's parliament and son of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, called Environment Minister Peter Kent a "piece of shit ".
Shit People at Fashion Week Say About ' Shit Girls Say' Meme (Video).
Have you seen that " Shit Fashion Girls Say" video.
Shit Robot / Photo by Sean Dack.
'30 Rock' Unleashes ' Shit Liz Lemon Says' (Video).
First, there was just The Shit Girls Say.
Graydon Sheppard hasn't lived in one place for more than three weeks since starting the " Shit Girls Say" web series last December.
Real Hip-Hop Shit #4 (Official Video).
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In science:

This example appeared as an orbifold that has the sister-figure-eight knot as a two-shit cover.
Singular sets and parameters of generalized triangle orbifolds
Recall that H = L2 , V = H 1 0 , and the probability space (Ω, F , P) and the corresponding group of shits operators θt were defined in Section 2.2.
Exponential attractors for random dynamical systems and applications
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