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PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

pish

  1. Expressing disdain.

SynonymsEdit

NounEdit

pish (plural pishes)

  1. A sibilant noise (e.g. "psshh") made by birders and ornithologists to attract small birds.

VerbEdit

pish (third-person singular simple present pishes, present participle pishing, simple past and past participle pished)

  1. To try to attract birds by making a sibilant noise (e.g. "psshh").
  2. To express contempt.
    1599, William Shakespeare, “The Life of Henry the Fift”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene 1], page 73, column 1:
    Piſh for thee, Iſland dogge: thou prickeard cur of Iſland.

AdjectiveEdit

pish (comparative more pish, superlative most pish)

  1. (vulgar, colloquial, chiefly Scotland) Of poor quality; very bad.

Usage notesEdit

  • Most commonly found in the gerund or present participle pishing.

ReferencesEdit

AnagramsEdit


Chinook JargonEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English fish, or possibly French pêche.

NounEdit

pish

  1. fish

Etymology 2Edit

From Chinook opitshka.

NounEdit

pish

  1. fire
SynonymsEdit

Mohegan-PequotEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • beesh (obsolete orthography)

EtymologyEdit

From English peas.

NounEdit

pish

  1. peas

ReferencesEdit

  • A Vocabulary of Mohegan-Pequot (John D. Prince, Frank G. Speck)

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From late Middle English pyshe, variant of pisse.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pish (uncountable)

  1. (vulgar) Urine, piss.
  2. (vulgar) Crust on a scabbing wound.

VerbEdit

pish (third-person singular present pishes, present participle pishin, past pished, past participle pished)

  1. To urinate, to piss.

Derived termsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

pish (comparative mair pish, superlative maist pish)

  1. (vulgar) Not very good, in fact quite bad.

InterjectionEdit

pish

  1. An expression of disdain.

ReferencesEdit


Western ApacheEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English fish.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

pish

  1. fish