Though, when they dis them, they also often confess to having loved them as kids.
I tought I owed you enuff before, but it war nothing to dis.
"Yes, an' he lef' dis," said Dunkin sternly, pointing to the paper on the floor.
He foched a silber jug, wid a silber cup for a stopper, and said: 'My man, dis is Irish whiskey.
Podneh, whah at kin a boy locate a job of work in dis yere town?
Mr. Bro'nsill he allus pulls my teeth, and dey nebber has been one what ached as bad as dis.'
What good does dis Soopreem man do you 'less you kin 'vest wid him?
Dey done kotched one, but dis critter he erludes 'em like er fox.
"He here cannot be at dis minute," replied the foreign mate.
She opened the door and window frequently to let out the smoke, saying: "dis old wore out stove don't draw so good."
(assimilated as dif- before -f-, to di- before most voiced consonants), word-forming element meaning 1. "lack of, not" (e.g. dishonest); 2. "do the opposite of" (e.g. disallow); 3. "apart, away" (e.g. discard), from Old French des- or directly from Latin dis- "apart, in a different direction, between," figuratively "not, un-," also "exceedingly, utterly," from PIE *dis- "apart, asunder" (cf. Old English te-, Old Saxon ti-, Old High German ze-, German zer-).
The PIE root is a secondary form of *dwis- and thus is related to Latin bis "twice" (originally *dvis) and to duo, on notion of "two ways, in twain."
In classical Latin, dis- paralelled de- and had much the same meaning, but in Late Latin dis- came to be the favored form and this passed into Old French as des-, the form used for new compound words formed in Old French, where it increasingly had a privative sense ("not").
In English, many of these words eventually were altered back to dis-, while in French many have been altered back to de-. The usual confusion prevails.
Absence of; opposite of: disorientation.
Undo; do the opposite of: dislocate.
Deprive of; remove: dismember.
(also diss; on may be added) To show disrespect; insult by slighting; CAP ON someone: The boys on the bus were dissing that girl/ Yet ''dissin','' showing real or apparent disrespect, is cited as the motive in an amazing number of murders/ I'm tired of John dissin' on her all the time (1980s+ Black teenagers)
A drill instructor; noncommissioned officer in charge of recruits (1913+ Marine Corps)