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What does dis mean?
Dis means to disrespect, belittle, or disparage something or someone, usually publicly, as in Zuhair dissed Jamal by telling him his hair looked awful.
Dissing someone isn’t a nice thing to do. It means you’re showing them disrespect by insulting them. A dis can be something hurtful you say or something hurtful you do, like crossing the street when you bump into a former friend.
Example: You’re always dissing that guy, but he isn’t that bad.
Where does dis come from?
The first records of the term dis come from the 1980s. It is an Americanism that comes from the term disrespect or disparage. It is especially common in Black culture and was popularized by hip-hop music.
Dis is usually used to mean “to disrespect a rival or competitor,” though you don’t have to be competing with someone to dis them. When you dis someone, you treat them with contempt. Dissing is frequently done in pop music and dramas, especially on the shows that focus on celebrity gossip. No one likes to be dissed, so it’s best to consider your words and actions first.
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How is dis used in real life?
Dis is used most often in casual conversation and pop culture.
I heard Drake had more bars dissing me that were removed
— ye (@kanyewest) December 14, 2018
Sneak dissing ain’t gone get you on it’s gone get you clapped 🥶
— THE VOICE (@lildurk) July 17, 2020
Someone who thought I was dissing Beyonce this weekend referred to me as Walmart Batman. I’m going to put it in my bio, because I think it’s amazing.
— Stephen Amell (@StephenAmell) April 16, 2018
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True or False?
When you dis someone, they’re likely to get upset with you.
How to use dis in a sentence
He could, as a fallback, partner well with Big Squish-Em, Dis-Em Chris.
“Rather whip up a soufflé”—a wonderful compliment or a withering dis?
Though, when they dis them, they also often confess to having loved them as kids.
I can hear her saying, “ Bill—what is that dis-gusting substance leaking all over me?”
You will burn yourself out and do your mom a dis-service if you dont take care of her perception of reality FIRST.
Dis whole job is a pipe, wit' us havin' a Monitor gun to open dat armored truck.
And I should kick the bottom out of dis crate just because you don't like the looks of somebody behind us!
She's in de play-house I made her, jess dis side de graves, whar she sits an' plays.
She couldn't larn, an' de Lord took her whar dey don't ask what you knows,—only dis: does you lub de Lord?
All through dinner Jim stood around and waited on him, and says, "Will yo' Grace have some o' dis or some o' dat?"Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)