from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Variant of dis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To put (someone) down, or show disrespect by the use of insulting language or dismissive behaviour.
- n. An insult or put-down; an expression of disrespect.
- abbr. for dissertation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An Algerian name for the Arundo tenax, a reedy grass, the fibers of which are used for making cordage.
- n. An abbreviation of dissertation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. treat, mention, or speak to rudely
George W. Bush: Got a huge diss from the French before and during Iraq War
Yesterday my advisor called S in the morning to check in (he's on family vacation until the diss is due).
I'll write something significant, meaningful, a book in diss clothing.
I'm nearing the end of it though - some comments I can't deal with until after my advisor actually get to talk about them, but that won't happen until after the diss is with the committee.
As you all now I voz raised in diss country from de age of seven years an obtained a Phd, that said I still spik inglish as a second langvage, so no I do not appreciate being asked about de simspons in promotion boards or having to excuse myself ven all my vite non musslim colleagues go ‘on de piss’, it is a dat point dat ven intoxication take over de true fillings of racist comes out - oh yes indeedy.
Or will we simply use blogs, Facebook, and Twitter to compete in a name-calling diss-fest?
If my diss. is in my manuscript format and coauthors are acknowledged at the front of each chapter, do I have to change "we" to "I?"
Our process is much like you describe, the only person who has seen my diss is my advisor.
If I read the quote correctly, it sounds as if the diss was aimed at blogs – not Jeff.
But now I am reading when I should be writing the diss, that is.
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