pissant

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piss·ant

also piss-ant  (pĭs′ănt′)Slang
n.
1. One that is insignificant.
2. Obsolete An ant.
adj.
Not important; insignificant: "Some pissant Texas court wants to make [the company] pay ... more than $10 billion in reparations" (New Republic).

[Modeled on pismire.]

pissant

(ˈpɪsænt)
n
an insignificant or contemptible person
adj
insignificant or contemptible
[C17: from piss + ant]
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