derm

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Dutch darm (intestine) through Afrikaans derm (intestine)

Noun[edit]

derm (plural derms)

  1. (South Africa vulgar slang, usually in the plural, derms) guts
    What are you going to do with the fish derms?
    I saw an accident and a girl was lying on the pavement and her derms were all hanging out.
    • [1]: It is so easy!! To make your own boerewors with these spices is dead easy! All you do is mince your meat, add some water and spice, mix and fill the "derms" The recipes for all the spices mentioned below are on our web site. ...
    • 74k - Supplemental Result: Don't even try to kickstart that monster. You'd have to armour plate your jocks to prevent you blowing your derms out your mudbox.

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation [please replace this header]

Noun[edit]

derm (plural derms)

  1. (slang) A dermatologist.

References[edit]

  • 1978: A Dictionary of South African English. Ed. Jean Branford. Oxford University Press.

Etymology 3[edit]

Ancient Greek δέρμα (dérma, skin).

Noun[edit]

derm

  1. (anatomy) The integument of animal; the skin.
  2. Alternative form of dermis

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

derm (plural derms)

  1. intestine, gut

Related terms[edit]