noun, often all capitalized
\ˈdēt \

Definition of deet 

: a colorless oily liquid insect and tick repellent C12H17NO

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The deets: All guests get unlimited tastings of doughnuts from some of Chicago’s favorite shops, as well as three drink tickets to redeem for beer or mimosas. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "5 things to do this weekend in Chicago," 19 Apr. 2018 It should be noted that with little ones, deet can be used on babies older than 2 months, while OLE should only be applied to children who are at least 3 years old. Kari Molvar, Vogue, "The Best Bug Sprays for a Bite-Proof Summer, According to the Pros," 18 June 2018 Markle reportedly flew halfway around to world to talk deets with her mom in L.A. earlier in April. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Meghan Markle's Mom Sounds Like the Coolest Person Ever," 1 May 2018 This week in transportation/Michael Cohen crossovers: President Donald Trump’s personal attorney tried to convince Ford and Uber to pay him for deets on the incoming Trump administration. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "This Week in the Future of Cars: Who's In Charge Here, Anyway?," 18 May 2018 Grant announced her plans to write a tell-all titled The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister, dishing all sorts of deets about her little sister. Breanna Edwards, The Root, "Meghan Markle’s White Relatives Are the Messiest of Bitches," 18 May 2018 Washington Post Tweet deet Cameron Diaz, who recently joined Twitter, shared a photo of herself in costume as Miss Hannigan from the upcoming Annie remake. Lauren Le Vine, Redbook, "Morning Headlines: See the First Fifty Shades Photo, England Is Paying Moms to Breastfeed — and More," 13 Nov. 2013 Click play above to get all the deets on ten super useful hacks and ideas to make bullet journaling faster. Noelle Devoe, Seventeen, "10 Hacks and Ideas to Make Bullet Journaling Faster," 4 Jan. 2018 How to book: Go to Qantas's sale site to get all the deets and book your trip. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "Flight Deal: U.S. to Australia from $899 Round-Trip," 28 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of deet

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for deet

probably from d. e. t., from di- + ethyl + toluamide (C8H9NO)

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noun, often all capitalized
\ˈdēt \

Medical Definition of deet 

: a colorless oily liquid insect and tick repellent C12H17NO

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