[ def ]
/ dɛf /
definitely: Going to Europe this summer? But def!
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Question 1 of 7
What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
a well-intentioned but naive and often ineffectual social or political reformer.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of def1
Definition for def (2 of 3)
[ def ]
/ dɛf /
Slang. excellent: That hip-hop record is def!
Origin of def2
An Americanism dating back to 1980–85; of uncertain origin
Definition for def (3 of 3)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for def (1 of 2)
/ (dɛf) /
slang very good, esp of hip-hop
Word Origin for def
C20: perhaps from definitive
British Dictionary definitions for def (2 of 2)
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
Medical definitions for def (1 of 2)
decayed, extraction indicated due to caries, or filled (used for deciduous teeth)
Medical definitions for def (2 of 2)
decayed, extraction indicated due to caries, or filled (used for permanent teeth)
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