diss

verb

less common spelling of

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

diss

noun
\ ˈdis How to pronounce diss (audio) \
plural disses

Definition of diss (Entry 2 of 3)

slang
: an insulting expression of disrespect or criticism … a much loved and much hated album; earning some equally passionate critical raves and disses.— Brett Milano Even the ultimate pop-culture endorsement—a bunch of reality-TV shows like "Dig Wars" based on their hobby—are seen as a diss. "They make us look bad," Mr. Thompson said.— Abigail Pesta On March 25, in a major public diss to Windsor fund manager Charles Freeman, Vanguard announced that effective June 1, it will turn over some of Windsor's stock portfolio to another firm.— Allan Sloan

Definition of diss (Entry 3 of 3)

First Known Use of diss

Noun

1987, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about diss

Statistics for diss

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for diss

The first known use of diss was in 1987

See more words from the same year

Comments on diss

What made you want to look up diss? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to make a payment or contribution

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time traveler quiz which word came first
  • Which came first?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!