This is a great one for misunderstanding. Most people go to the pub to get pissed. In fact the object of a stag night is to get as pissed as possible. Getting pissed means getting drunk. It does not mean getting angry. That would be getting pissed off!

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  • pissed — [pıst] adj [not before noun] informal 1.) BrE drunk ▪ They rolled in pissed at three in the morning. pissed as a newt/pissed out of your head (=extremely drunk) 2.) AmE ↑pissed off …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pissed — pissed, pissed off pissed off, a. Angered or very annoyed. [vulgar] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pissed — [ pıst ] adjective IMPOLITE 1. ) pissed or pissed off angry 2. ) BRITISH drunk …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pissed — ► ADJECTIVE vulgar slang 1) Brit. drunk. 2) (pissed off or N. Amer. pissed) very annoyed …   English terms dictionary

  • pissed — [pist] adj. 1. Slang angry, irritated, etc. 2. [Slang, Chiefly Brit.] drunk; intoxicated: Sometimes considered vulgar …   English World dictionary

  • pissed — adjective 1 BrE spoken drunk: They rolled in pissed at three in the morning. | pissed as a newt/pissed out of your head (=extremely drunk) 2 AmE spoken an impolite word meaning annoyed, disappointed, or unhappy: Oh God, I m really pissed, I… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pissed — adj 1. British drunk. This usage came into the language at some unrecorded date early in the 20th century. It presumably originally referred to the incontinence of a helpless inebriate, or else to the equation of alcohol itself with urine. This… …   Contemporary slang

  • pissed — [[t]pɪ̱st[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is pissed is drunk. [BRIT, INFORMAL, RUDE] He was just lying there completely pissed. 2) ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ, oft ADJ at n If you say that someone is pissed, you mean that they are annoyed. [AM,… …   English dictionary

  • pissed — • unlike the American version of the word (which means annoyed ), this is the most common slang term for being drunk. Other variants are pissed up , pissed as arseholes , pissed as a fart , pissed as a newt etc …   Londonisms dictionary

  • pissed —    drunk    Referring to the need to dispose of beer drunk to excess, but also of being drunk on wine or spirits:     I am not introspectively drunk. I am merely pissed. (Sharpe, 1977)    The American pissed can also, like the British pissed off …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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