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brassed off -

If you are brassed off with something or someone, you are fed up. similar to American English "Pissed off"

Noun
Country Code:GB
Submitted February 21st, 2004 by: Anonymous

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"Pissed off" isn't American - it's British. When Americans are angry, they are 'pissed' - which is confusing, because that means 'drunk' in British English. Comment by: Ralph Liam    Rated:3/5
We (Americans) use "pissed" or "pissed off," actually. I hear "pissed off" more often then simply "pissed." Or, "ticked off" which is a slightly cleaner version. Comment by: Kristen   
Americans use "pissed off" all the time, as in "I'm just pissed off today!" There is also "piss off" to mean "go away" or "get lost." Not very nice, though. Comment by: ohnoone   
Or we could all get "pissed" on a bottle of wine. Comment by: Michelle   
Nope, not all of us. "Pissed" never means drunk in the US (nor, I presume, in Canada). Of course, "piss off" meaning "go away" is common on both sides of the pond. Comment by: Jim   
listening to you bitch about it is pissing me off Comment by: cat   
"Pissed" is also a shorter version of "pissed off" in America. Comment by: Mwar    Rated:3/5
actually, for me the british slang,well really it is, a perfect english accent where one's voice of a one's word will be difficult to pronounce well..I should say that "I" can't pronounce the british accent well because they are all reffered in english slang, what I thought when I was still a child, the english slang was really the right how you wish to pronounce well but then I was very a blamer that I have a british classmate when I was in secondary but then he pronounces the words as if he doesn't really know how to pronounce the words correctly but then I found out that I was wrong, I really blamed him for what he was pronouncing but then one of the teachers of ours told me that I should study more of these so that I'll able to know what was right then when our teacher in english writes about the poem (not really a poem but used to be a song before in christian)psalms 23 says that "I shall not want""He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters." the words"maketh" and "leadeth" was really british english..ofcourse i cannot really understrand it before but then it came to my mind to spare some time to browse the internet that I really had to and then i searched for it then i found out that I was really wrong, then I freaked out then apologize for what I was told to my classmate that totally my bestfriend and a real friend for me right now....the word that "I"perfectly what i mean is the speaker of itself wasn't really sure if what the pronounciation could be and that's the fact.... Comment by: chrisophylum calleza    Rated:5/5
I have never heard any American say "piss off" as in go away, so I would have to say it is not common at all; and I live in CA, every slang word is used by everyone. And, pissed or pissed off is more than just angry, it's livid. Comment by: Mr. Tube    Rated:5/5
mr tube does not know there is life outside of ca. Of corse americans use piss off as a means of dismissing or telling someone to go away! Comment by: dogboy   
I say "piss off" all the time, 'course- I live on the east coast. Maybe regional differences apply in the u.s.? I do live in one of the 13 colonies. Comment by: KrisM    Rated:4/5
I live in CA too, and even tho we don't really use piss off (besides we're not pissed off people), I can tell you Mr. Tube I heard it plenty in the years I lived in NYC, so it's out there buddy. Comment by: Chuck   
I dunno, I use piss off myself (I'm american), but thats cause my moms british, and I'm pretty deeply immerssed in british language. Its not really that common, and I'm fairly posotive its a more british term. Every time I use it, pple are like "you're such a brit!" or something like that. And theres no need to be rude to mr. tube...hes just speaking from what he knows. for all you know your area could be unique as well and some brit could've started the piss off trend. Comment by: Sophia   
seriously in england they even use piss off not brassed of or wat ever it is... i just know its used all over the place and im in a millitary family so ive heard it ever where Comment by: soccerbby    Rated:3/5
Canadian prairie English: Pissed = drunk (unless you say "pissed at him/her/you"), Pissed off = angry, Piss tank = drunk person, Pissing = urinating. Comment by: johnny Canuck    Rated:5/5
I'm Canadian and I use pissed, pissed off and piss off on regular basis (albiet in the correct circumstances, no one likes a potty mouth!) Comment by: Shawna   
Wft?!no one uses this anymore....only elderly peopel XDD haha Comment by: British babe    Rated:1/5
I'm from the midwest, but I live in England now. My friends and family frequently use the term 'pissed off' to indicate frustration, however, I had never heard the terminology 'piss off' to indicate getting lost until I moved abroad. Well, now and in an episode of the "Are You Being Served" on PBS once. It's much more typical for Americans to use idioms such as 'get lost', 'pound sand', and 'f*ck off' than piss off, at least in middle America. In London, piss off and sod off seem to be terms more frequent among the jerks who frequent council houses and act like thugs on public transport, though I'd like to tell them to A. use ear phones, and B., well, to piss off, really! :) Comment by: jp   
we older Americans also say pissy faced meaning drunk which the English mean when they say pissed. Always better to be be pissed off than pissed on I say. Comment by: moo   
Pissed does sometimes mean drunk. "We got so pissed last night, we cleaned out the parent's bar." also, Piss-drunk. Comment by: bortlesmort   
Way to go California. As for the EAST coast, I hear "pissed" and "pissed off" all the time. Here it's less livid and more irritated. Comment by: DiGi   
the terms pissed or pissed off in Wisconsin,USA,mean that you are really angry with/at someone....I've not heard it to mean to go away Comment by: wendy   
Mr. Tube is incorrect. "Piss off" as in "go away" is used frequently in United States. However, it is not used in normal conversations since it is rude term. Comment by: ToT   
"Piss" isn't normally in my vocabulary. If I get ticked enough to tell someone to leave, they're told to "bug off". If I want to be rude about it, I may slap at, and flick away, an imaginary bug on my arm when I say it. Comment by: Downstrike   
When an American says "Pissed" they are simply be lazy and cutting the phrase "pissed off" short. It's like a slang of a slang. "Pissed off" is definitely used all the time in America. It's one of my personal favorites. I hardly ever hear anyone say just 'pissed' anymore in America. It's usually "pissed off" and in "I am so f*cking pissed off right now!". Saying, "I am so f*cking pissed right now." doesn't even sound right to me. Comment by: the guy    Rated:3/5
In the midwest and we use them all. We get pissed off. When angry we get pissed and we do tell people to piss off. Comment by: heartzuzu   
We use all three, "pissed", "pissed off", or "piss off". But "piss off" is rare. Comment by: xao    Rated:3/5
American's are both pissed off and pissed, and both mean angry. "That a-hole really pissed me off." "I was so pissed at her earlier today." Comment by: John   
I'm from Canada and if you are pissed, it could mean that you're mad or that you're drunk... Depends on the context Comment by: Rocky   
I agree. I have been all over the U.S... piss of in terms of go away is used quiet often. :) Comment by: AllyRae   
In America, telling someone to "piss off" is just a shortened version of "go piss up a tree." So, yes, it can mean "go away." I live in WA and I've heard it & used it. Comment by: kikid   
Canadians say "pissed off" all time time. It isn't that severe, usually it just means something that bothered you. For example, "What John did to Jack kind of pissed me off." Comment by: Canadian   
In the US we say "f*ck off" not "piss off." "I'm pissed/pissed off" means "I'm angry" Comment by: W   
there is also F*** off! which means the exact same as GO AWAY! This is an American English term.... I would know, I live here, *uses a very pathetic brittish accent* Now who wants some fish and chips?" (where the hell did the term 'chips' come from??) Comment by: Emma   
I have heard 'piss off' do dismiss someone or tell them to go away in the Great Lakes region and on the East coast (NYC and D.C.) Comment by: Gerard   
@dogboy seconded Comment by: atoke   
actually i am from boston ,thus many come or borrowed from ireland/england .then again we would say F U C K off Comment by: tim    Rated:3/5
I'm from Toronto, Canada. Many people here say "piss off" as a slightly less offensive version of "f--- off" (though it's still taken as fairly offensive). We say "pissed off" for angry, and we also use "pissed" for both angry or drunk, although we'll often more specifically say "piss drunk" (as in "Joe's gonna be hurtin' when he gets up. He was piss drunk last night."), implying being totally sh*t faced! Comment by: Mike   
In Wisconsin, the terms "pissed off" or "pissed" to describe frustration and anger is common. The imperative "piss off" would immediately be recognized as foreign, as would the adjective "pissed" to gauge lack of sobriety. Comment by: Richard Toddar   
In Wisconsin, the terms "pissed off" or "pissed" to describe frustration and anger is common. The imperative "piss off" would immediately be recognized as foreign, as would the adjective "pissed" to gauge lack of sobriety. Comment by: Richard Toddar   
Pissed means drunk in Canada too. But it also means angry like in the US. It depends on the context. Comment by: Dave   
I am so chessed off by you wackers, were from a different country of course were going to have different meanings, so don't get your knickers in a twist about it so sod off and keep your comments to yourself Comment by: Nina    Rated:5/5
If you're not Canadian, don't 'presume' anything about Canadians.....typical arrogant Yank. In Canada, 'pissed' means either annoyed or drunk, dependent upon the situation. "Pissed Off" means angry. Comment by: Buffy    Rated:5/5
Canadians say "pissed off" and the also use "pissed" to mean drunk. However, the also say, "piss off," to tell people to go away, just as Britons do. Comment by: Natalie   
"Pissed" = drunk or angry in Canada "He's pissed." Can mean he's drunk or he's angry. "Pissed off", however, means angry. Comment by: Molly   

 
 

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