EnglishEdit

InterjectionEdit

pish

  1. An expression of disdain.

NounEdit

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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.
    1606 - William Shakespeare, Henry V act ii, scene 1
    Pish for thee, Iceland dog! thou prick-ear'd cur of Iceland!

Usage notesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

AnagramsEdit


Chinook JargonEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From late Middle English.

NounEdit

pish (uncountable)

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

VerbEdit

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

  1. To urinate, to piss.

Derived termsEdit

  • reekin o pish

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

  • Dictionary of the Scots Language, Scottish Language Dictionaries, Edinburgh [1]

Western ApacheEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English fish.

NounEdit

pish

  1. fish
Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 03:57