What Does "The Shit" Mean?

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"The Shit" means "Impressive, Excellent, The Best."

"The shit" is an informal and vulgar slang term used to express that something is impressive, excellent, or the best. For example:
  • Jo: That pizza was the shit!
  • Sam: I'm not sure it was quite that good, but the relish was the shit!
The phrase "the shit" can be quite confusing for non-native speakers or anyone unfamiliar with this particular usage, as "shit" is typically a negative term. However, in this context, it is used positively.

Despite the positive meaning of "the shit," because of its vulgarity it is not appropriate in formal, professional, or polite conversation.

Check out our complete guide to talking shit.

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meaning of The Shit

"Impressive, Excellent, The Best"

Summary of Key Points

"Impressive, Excellent, The Best" is the most common definition for The Shit on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
The Shit
Definition:Impressive, Excellent, The Best
Type:Word (Slang)
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user
Adults and Teenagers

Example of The Shit Used in a Text

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