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Deet

[deet]
Chemistry, Trademark.
  1. a brand of diethyltoluamide.
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deets

[deets]
plural noun Informal.
  1. details: Do you have any deets on their divorce?
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Origin of deets

First recorded in 1985–90; by shortening and alteration
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Examples from the Web for deet

Historical Examples

  • Deet to goodness, them Irishers have been the plagues of my life ever since I married.'

    Gladys, the Reaper

    Anne Beale

  • Deet to goodness, my opinion is that the world 'ould go on a sight better without 'em.


British Dictionary definitions for deet

DEET

n acronym for
  1. diethyl(meta)toluamide; an insect repellent
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deet in Science

deet

[dēt]
  1. A colorless, oily liquid that has a mild odor and is used as an insect repellent. Its chemical name is diethyl toluamide. Chemical formula: C12H17NO.
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