Shit is one of the most commonly used slang words that mean "poop" or "crap." Or it's used as an emphatic exclamation roughly meaning "oh no!" Despite its commonness, shit is still considered inappropriate.

When you stub your toe or cut yourself, it's pretty hard not to say "Shit!" Still, you'd better try to avoid it in most settings, because shit is an obscenity that many people do not want to hear. It's probably a bad word because poop is generally considered pretty disgusting. So even though we all shit, and we all probably say shit, we need to be careful who we're saying it around.

Definitions of shit

v have a bowel movement

ca-ca, crap, defecate, make, stool, take a crap, take a shit
make, make water, micturate, pass water, pee, pee-pee, piddle, piss, puddle, relieve oneself, spend a penny, take a leak, urinate, wee, wee-wee
eliminate urine
defecate; used of animals
Type of:
egest, eliminate, excrete, pass
eliminate from the body

v give away information about somebody

betray, denounce, give away, grass, rat, shop, snitch, stag, tell on
sell out
give information that compromises others
Type of:
impart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to

n obscene terms for feces

crap, dirt, poop, shite, turd
Type of:
BM, dejection, faecal matter, faeces, fecal matter, feces, ordure, stool
solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels

n a coarse term for defecation

“he took a shit
Type of:
defecation, laxation, shitting
the elimination of fecal waste through the anus

n something of little value

damn, darn, hoot, red cent, shucks, tinker's dam, tinker's damn
Type of:
ineptitude, worthlessness
having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful

n insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous

SOB, asshole, bastard, cocksucker, dickhead, mother fucker, motherfucker, prick, son of a bitch, whoreson
Type of:
disagreeable person, unpleasant person
a person who is not pleasant or agreeable

n obscene words for unacceptable behavior

Irish bull, bull, bullshit, crap, dogshit, horseshit
Type of:
buncombe, bunk, bunkum, guff, hogwash, rot
unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)

n a small worthless amount

diddley, diddly, diddly-shit, diddly-squat, diddlyshit, diddlysquat, doodly-squat, jack, squat
Type of:
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity
an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

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