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Pissa, one of Boston's favorite slang terms!

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(adjective - noun) Cool; good; drunk

Used as an expression of delight or to describe the level of someone’s intoxication. 

Steve: “Hey Johnny, I just got into Harvard!”

Johnny:  “That’s wicked pissa!”


Steve: “I’ve had way too much beer. I’m completely pissa.”

Johnny: “You’re gonna sleep fa days after getting that pissa.”

“Pissa” is basically the word “pisser” with a Boston accent.  It is used in the context of excitement or joy over something, but can also be used as a term of frustration.  When someone is annoying, they can also be referred to as a “pissa”.

The latter explanation is evident in the song “Wicked Little Critta” by They Might Be Giants.

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