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dis

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verb \ ˈdis \
variants: or less commonly

Definition of dis

dissed; dissing
transitive verb
1 slang :to treat with disrespect or contempt :insult
  • dissed her former co-star in the interview
  • was dissed and ignored at the party
2 slang :to find fault with :criticize
  • dissed her wardrobe

Examples of dis in a Sentence

  1. don't you go dissing somebody just because you've got a few more dead presidents than they do

  2. a DJ who has dissed every album that rapper has put out

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Origin and Etymology of dis

short for disrespect


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dis

noun
variants: or less commonly diss

Definition of dis

1 slang :a disparaging remark or act :insult
  • was meant as a tribute, not a dis
  • Vibe
2 slang :disrespect

Examples of dis in a Sentence

  1. that's a dis that a person of any color should find offensive

  2. in the hood any dis is dealt with harshly

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dis

abbreviation

Definition of dis

1 discharge
2 discount
3 distance

Dis

play
noun \ ˈdis \

Definition of Dis

mythology
:the Roman god of the underworld (see underworld 1) — compare pluto

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Origin and Etymology of dis

Latin

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms


dis-

prefix

Definition of dis-

1 a :do the opposite of
  • disestablish
b :deprive of (a specified quality, rank, or object)
  • disfranchise
c :exclude or expel from
  • disbar
2 :opposite or absence of
  • disunion
  • disaffection
3 :not
  • disagreeable
4 :completely
  • disannul
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[by folk etymology]
:dys-
  • disfunction

Origin and Etymology of dis-

Middle English dis-, des-, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French des-, dis-, from Latin dis-, literally, apart; akin to Old English te- apart, Latin duo two — more at two


DIS Defined for English Language Learners

dis

play
verb

Definition of dis for English Language Learners

  • : to treat (someone) with disrespect : to be rude to (someone)

  • : to criticize (something) in a way that shows disrespect


dis-

prefix

Definition of dis- for English Language Learners

  • : to do the opposite of

  • : opposite or absence of

  • : not


DIS Defined for Kids

dis-

prefix

Definition of dis- for Students

1 :do the opposite of
  • disassemble
2 :deprive of
  • disarm
3 :opposite or absence of
  • disapproval
4 :not
  • disagreeable

Medical Dictionary

dis

abbreviation

medical Definition of dis

1 disabled
2 disease


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