Phrasal Verbs

piss about

This page is about the phrasal verb piss about

British and Australian English INFORMAL offensive!


to waste time or act in a stupid way


fool around, mess about, muck around (informal)

For example

  • piss about Sometimes our workers piss about on the internet instead of doing their work.

  • be pissing about Don't take any notice of them. They're just pissing about.

also "piss around"


This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

We were just pissing about, so don't take anything we said

a. seriously

b. exactly

c. funnily

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