From shit +‎ -less.


shitless ‎(not comparable)

  1. (vulgar) Having an empty bowel; greatly frightened; see usage notes below.
    He was scared shitless.

Usage notesEdit

  • This term is primarily found in the verb phrase scare shitless ‎(to frighten (a person) to the point that he vacates his bowels) and its participial adjective scared shitless ‎(frightened to the point that one has vacated one's bowels). It may be considered a more evocative variant of certain uses of witless and speechless.

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