Definitions

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

Etymologies

Originated in w:Jamaican Vernacular English or w:African American Vernacular English, probably originally short for disrespect or disparage. (Wiktionary)

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  • should really be 'dis', but I just can't bring myself to spell it that way

    April 28, 2010