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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. Informal To show disrespect to, often by insult or criticism: "[The network] is often dissed for going after older, less demographically desirable viewers” ( Michael McWilliams).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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  • pro. this
  • v. Alternative spelling of diss.
  • n. Alternative form of diss.
  • n. Any of a group of minor female deities in Scandinavian folklore.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. to treat in a disrespectful manner; to insult, disparage or belittle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Roman mythology, a name sometimes given to Pluto, and hence to the infernal world.
  • n. A prefix of Latin origin (in other forms di-, dif-), in force— separative or disjunctive, ‘apart,’ ‘asunder,’ ‘in different directions,’ etc., as in distend, dispart, dissident, etc., this force being often only indistinctly felt in the English word, as in dispose, dissent, distract, etc., and passing even in Latin into a merely intensive use, not felt at all in English, as in dispute; privative or negative, like the English un-, reversing or negativing the primitive, as in dissimilar, etc., having come, in this use, from its frequency in Middle Latin and Old French, to be recognized as a regular English prefix, and as such usable with almost any verb and adjective, as in disable, disesteem, disfavor, disoblige, disfellowship, etc., and in colloquial or dialectal use in such forms as disremember, disrecollect, etc.
  • n. An abbreviation of discount.
  • n. In Norse mythol., a guardian spirit.
  • n. In printing, an abbreviation of distribution, that is, dead type which is to be distributed into the various boxes of the type-case. See distribution, 3, and distribute, v. i., 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. god of the underworld; counterpart of Greek Pluto

Etymologies

African American Vernacular English, short for disrespect.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Abbreviation of disrespect. (Wiktionary)
From Old Norse dís. (Wiktionary)
Representing a colloquial or dialectal pronunciation of this. (Wiktionary)

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