diss

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Originated in Jamaican Vernacular English or African American Vernacular English, probably originally short for disrespect or disparage.

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diss (third-person singular simple present disses, present participle dissing, simple past and past participle dissed)

  1. (US, UK, slang) To put (someone) down, or show disrespect by the use of insulting language or dismissive behaviour.
    • 1905, 10 December, The Sunday Times (Perth), "A New Word", page 4:
      When a journalistic rival tries to "dis" you
      And to prejudice you in the public's eyes.
      Don't stigmatise his charges as a "tissue
      Of palpable, unmitigated lies."

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diss (plural disses)

  1. (slang) An insult or put-down; an expression of disrespect.

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diss

  1. dissertation

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diss c

  1. (slang) diss, rejection

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