piss off

piss off
piss off (intrans.) “go away,” 1958, chiefly British; (trans.) “annoy,” 1968, chiefly U.S.; from PISS (Cf. piss) + OFF (Cf. off). Pissed off "angry, fed up" is 1946, U.S. slang.

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  • piss off — piss off, v. t. To anger or strongly annoy; as, his flippant attitude pissed off the teacher. [vulgar] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • piss off — piss off, v. i. To leave immediately; to scram; chiefly British, and sometimes considered vulgar. [Brit., vulgar] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • piss off — ► piss off go away. Main Entry: ↑piss …   English terms dictionary

  • piss off — phrasal verb Word forms piss off : present tense I/you/we/they piss off he/she/it pisses off present participle pissing off past tense pissed off past participle pissed off impolite 1) [intransitive] to leave somewhere 2) [transitive] to annoy… …   English dictionary

  • piss off — vb to leave, go away. This vulgarism was in use throughout the 20th century, par ticularly in British speech. The word piss has no specific significance, but adds intensity and often overtones of exasperation, both where used descrip tively and… …   Contemporary slang

  • piss off — 1. verb a) To leave, to go away. Theyve pissed off and left us in the lurch! b) To annoy, anger Why dont you piss off and leave us alone? 2 …   Wiktionary

  • piss off — 1) PHRASAL VERB If someone or something pisses you off, they annoy you. [INFORMAL, RUDE] [V n P] It pisses me off when they start moaning about going to war. Derived words: pissed off ADJ GRADED I was really pissed off. 2) PHRASAL VERB: V P If… …   English dictionary

  • piss off — • / pissed off • telling someone to piss off is a milder version of fuck off , to be pissed off is to be annoyed or fed up …   Londonisms dictionary

  • piss off — [B] leave, go, beat it, take off    If you don t like cigar smoke, he said, you can piss off …   English idioms

  • piss off — Verb. 1. To upset, to annoy. E.g. He had a reputation for pissing off the bar staff and getting thrown out of clubs. 2. Go away. Heard frequently as an exclamation as piss off! …   English slang and colloquialisms

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