def

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adverb Informal.

definitely: Going to Europe this summer? But def!

Nearby words

  1. deeryard,
  2. dees,
  3. deesis,
  4. deet,
  5. deets,
  6. def.,
  7. deface,
  8. defacement,
  9. defaecate,
  10. defalcate

Origin of def

1
by shortening

def

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[ def ]
/ dɛf /

adjective

Slang. excellent: That hip-hop record is def!

Origin of def

2
An Americanism dating back to 1980–85; of uncertain origin

def.

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British Dictionary definitions for def

def

/ (dɛf) /

adjective

slang very good, esp of hip-hop

Word Origin for def

C20: perhaps from definitive

def.

abbreviation for

definition
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for def

def

adj.

"excellent," first recorded 1979 in Black English, perhaps a shortened form of definite, or from a Jamaican variant of death.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for def

def

abbr.

decayed, extraction indicated due to caries, or filled (used for deciduous teeth)

DEF

abbr.

decayed, extraction indicated due to caries, or filled (used for permanent teeth)

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