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[dis-ri-mem-ber] /ˌdɪs rɪˈmɛm bər/
verb (used with object), Southern and South Midland U.S.
to fail to remember; forget.
Origin of disremember
First recorded in 1805-15; dis-1 + remember Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Maybe I did—maybe I didn't; I disremember thim little things.

  • I disremember just how fur that last stop is from the Crick, but I think it's betwixt 25 and 30 mile.

  • Must have had one, of course; and it's so blessed long ago now I disremember what it was he put on the back of my shoulder.

    Cleek, the Master Detective Thomas W. Hanshew
  • Really, Mr. Little, I was so scared last night that I disremember.

    The Wit of Women Kate Sanborn
  • You disremember how heavy gold is, seeing so little of it, and counting a hundred dollars a fortune.

  • Shure, dear, I do be havin so many worries that I disremember.

    In Wild Rose Time Amanda M. Douglas
  • Wasn't thar an old man in the Bible—I disremember his name—that cussed one of his sons, and blessed t'other one?

  • I disremember the rest, but time was when I could say'm all.

    Lavender and Old Lace Myrtle Reed
  • I disremember her special remark, Olly; but you know women allers spout poetry at sech times.

    Gabriel Conroy Bert Harte
  • Solon must not, he confided to me, say "enthuse" nor "we opine" nor "disremember."

    The Boss of Little Arcady Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for disremember


(informal, mainly US) to fail to recall (someone or something)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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Word Origin and History for disremember

1815, American English colloquialism, from dis- + remember.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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