- details: Do you have any deets on their divorce?
Origin of deets
First recorded in 1985–90; by shortening and alteration
- a brand of diethyltoluamide.
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- diethyl(meta)toluamide; an insect repellent
- 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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