Shite vs Shits - What's the difference?

shite | shits |

As nouns the difference between shite and shits

is that shite is shit, trash, rubbish while shits is plural of lang=enCategory:English plurals.

As verbs the difference between shite and shits

is that shite is to defecate while shits is third-person singular of shit.

As an adjective shite

is bad, awful, shit.

As an interjection shite

is An expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, or frustration.

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Etymology 1

From the (etyl) . More at shit.


(en noun)
  • (British, Irish, vulgar) Shit, trash, rubbish.
  • (British, Irish, pejorative) A foolish or deceitful person.
  • He's a useless shite .
    Derived terms
    * talk shite


    (en adjective)
  • (British, Irish, vulgar) Bad, awful, shit.
  • The film was shite .


    (en interjection)
  • (UK, Irish, vulgar)
  • Shite , I left my wallet at home.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) schiten, from (etyl) .


  • (UK, vulgar, chiefly, Scotland, Ireland) To defecate.
  • * 2004 , Robert Morgan, Brave enemies (page 38)
  • still softened my heart to see a man hurt so badly he sobbed and shited on himself.
  • * 2007 , Talonie Starr, Growth Manifesto (page 173)
  • He would probably have a head full of locks. Who has time to be pretty when people are hurting? Crying. Shiting on themselves trying to beat heroin.




  • English plurals
  • (vulgar, slang) ("the shits ") diarrhea (diarrhoea).
  • Derived terms

    * give someone the shits

    See also

    * shits-and-giggles


  • (shit)