- I. noun Etymology: Middle English *shit, from Old English scite; akin to Old English -scītan to defecate Date: circa 1526 1. usually vulgar feces 2. usually vulgar an act of defecation 3. usually vulgar nonsense, crap 4. usually vulgar any of several intoxicating or narcotic drugs; especially heroin 5. usually vulgar damn 2 6. usually vulgar a worthless, offensive, or detestable person 7. usually vulgar a. — used as an interjection b. — used as an intensive usually with the • shitty adjective, usually vulgar II. verb (shit or shat; shitting) Etymology: alteration of earlier shite, from Middle English shiten, from Old English -scītan; akin to Old High German scīzan to defecate and probably to Old English scēadan to separate — more at shed Date: 14th century intransitive verb usually vulgar defecate transitive verb 1. usually vulgar to defecate in 2. usually vulgar to attempt to deceive ; bullshit
New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.