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Trademark.
  1. the Disney Channel: a cable television channel.
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diss

dis

verb
  1. slang, mainly US to treat (someone) with contempt

Word Origin

C20: originally Black rap slang, short for disrespect

dis

verb
  1. a variant spelling of diss

Dis

noun
  1. Also called: Orcus, Pluto the Roman god of the underworld
  2. the abode of the dead; underworld
Greek equivalent: Hades
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Word Origin and History for diss

dis

v.

also diss, slang, by 1980, shortening of disrespect or dismiss, originally in U.S. Black English, popularized by hip hop. Related: Dissed; dissing. Earlier it was short for disconnected in the telephone sense and used figuratively in slang to mean "weak in the head" (1925).

Dis

Roman underworld god, from Latin Dis, contracted from dives "rich," which is related to divus "divine, god," hence "favored by god." Cf. Pluto and Old Church Slavonic bogatu "rich," from bogu "god."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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