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shitcan (third-person singular simple present shitcans, present participle shitcanning, simple past and past participle shitcanned)
1. (vulgar, transitive) To discard
2. (vulgar, transitive) To terminate the employment of.
(OXford English Dictionary)
coarse slang (chiefly N. Amer.).
a. To dismiss or discharge (a person) from a position; to fire. Cf. can v.3 2a.
1961 J. Peacock Valhalla iii. 65 Soon’s I fuck up enough to get shitcanned you’ll take over the company as gunnery sarjint.
b. To reject or put a stop to. Cf. can v.3 2b.
1973 T. Crouse Boys on Bus i. v. 100 Chances are, he’s having a go-round with some editor out there who’s just shit-canned one of his articles.
The Boys on the Bus
By Timothy Crouse
New York, NY: Random House
“Chances are,” the reporter said, nodding toward Witcover, “chances are, he’s having a go-round with some editor out there who’s just shit-canned one of his articles.”
Kesey’s Garage Sale
By Ken Kesey
New York, NY: Viking Press
REX: The starter can be shitcanned as well!
by James Brady
New York, NY: Putnam
That if one of the anchorpersons had to be “shitcanned” it would be Chester Albany.
The Routledge Dictionary of Modern American Slang and Unconventional English
Edited by Tom Dalzell
New York, NY: Routledge
to throw something away; to discharge someone from employment US, 1975