from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An Algerian name for the Arundo tenax, a reedy grass, the fibers of which are used for making cordage.
  • noun An abbreviation of dissertation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb US, UK, slang To put (someone) down, or show disrespect by the use of insulting language or dismissive behaviour.
  • noun slang An insult or put-down; an expression of disrespect.
  • abbreviation for dissertation.

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  • verb treat, mention, or speak to rudely


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



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

    April 28, 2010