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adjective Slang.
  1. dece.


  1. a metal loop attached to tack, for fastening gear: to hang wire cutters from a dee on a saddle.
  2. Physics. a hollow electrode for accelerating particles in a cyclotron.

Origin of dee

First recorded in 1785–95; so called from its shape, which resembles the letter D


  1. John,1527–1608, English mathematician and astrologer.
  2. a river in NE Scotland, flowing E into the North Sea at Aberdeen. 90 miles (145 km) long.
  3. a river in N Wales and W England, flowing E and N into the Irish Sea. About 70 miles (110 km) long.
  4. a male or female given name.


or dees

adjective Slang.
  1. great, wonderful.

Origin of dece

shortening of decent
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Examples from the Web for dees

Historical Examples

  • "All spoke for but dees wan," says Joe, fishing out one of the lot.

    Torchy As A Pa

    Sewell Ford

  • Mudder Micmac, fadder wild Frinchman come to dees lakeshore.

  • "Dees leg must come off," said Dr. Saugrain, the army surgeon.

    The Conquest

    Eva Emery Dye

  • In truth, he doesn't half believe in Dees—the wren being to blame.

    The Last Miracle

    M. P. Shiel

  • When you said to him, 'but is Father Dees still a prisoner, if one may ask?'

    The Last Miracle

    M. P. Shiel

British Dictionary definitions for dees


  1. a Scot word for die 1


  1. a river in N Wales and NW England, rising in S Gwynedd and flowing east and north to the Irish Sea. Length: about 112 km (70 miles)
  2. a river in NE Scotland, rising in the Cairngorms and flowing east to the North Sea. Length: about 140 km (87 miles)
  3. a river in S Scotland, flowing south to the Solway Firth. Length: about 80 km (50 miles)


  1. John. 1527–1608, English mathematician, astrologer, and magician: best known for his preface (1570) to the first edition of Euclid in English
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