derm

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See also: -derm and derm-

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Ancient Greek δέρμα (dérma, skin).

Noun[edit]

derm

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortening.

Noun[edit]

derm (plural derms)

  1. (slang) A dermatologist.

Etymology 3[edit]

From a borrowing of Afrikaans derm (intestine), related to Dutch darm (intestine). Doublet of tharm.

Noun[edit]

derm (plural derms)

  1. (South Africa, slang, usually in the plural) 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.

References[edit]

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

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for derm in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

Anagrams[edit]


Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

derm (plural derms)

  1. intestine, gut

Related terms[edit]