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verb (used with object) Southern and South Midland U.S.
  1. to fail to remember; forget.

Origin of disremember

First recorded in 1805–15; dis-1 + remember
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Examples from the Web for disremember

Historical Examples

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

    Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6)

    John McElroy

  • Sussex people also, I might add, "disremember," as Huck Finn used to do.

  • Really, Mr. Little, I was so scared last night that I disremember.

  • It's a long time ago, and if I were there at all, I disremember it.

    The Landleaguers</p>

    Anthony Trollope

  • "I hear 'em say, but I disremember," answered July with seeming sincerity.

    Captain Ted

    Louis Pendleton

British Dictionary definitions for disremember


  1. informal, mainly US to fail to recall (someone or something)
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Word Origin and History for disremember


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

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