noun, plural dis·ir [dee-sir] /ˈdi sɪr/. Scandinavian Mythology.
- dirty tricks,
- dirty war,
- dirty word,
- dirty work,
- dis aliter visum,
- dis pater,
Origin of dis1
verb (used with object), dissed, dis·sing.
Origin of dis2
noun Classical Mythology.
Origin of di2
Origin of dis-1
dis aliter visum
Examples from the Web for dis
Though, when they dis them, they also often confess to having loved them as kids.
Dis de kinder place you fix up fer dat boy, an' him de onliest one you got!Gabriel Tolliver|Joel Chandler Harris
Dis à maman que tu vas pleurer si elle te quitte ce soir—qu'il faut qu'elle vienne t'écouler dire la prière.The Letter of the Contract|Basil King
One day erbout three mont's ergo, dis yer lady come en she des wheedled me ter let her in.The Crossing|Winston Churchill
Us saved our washin' money and bought de place, and dis is de last of three houses on dis spot.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
It just like dis, dere ain' nothin gwine shine dat floor en make it smell like I want it to, but soap en water.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
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Word Origin for dis-
also diss, slang, by 1980, shortening of disrespect or dismiss, originally in U.S. Black English, popularized by hip hop. Related: Dissed; dissing. Earlier it was short for disconnected in the telephone sense and used figuratively in slang to mean "weak in the head" (1925).
Roman underworld god, from Latin Dis, contracted from dives "rich," which is related to divus "divine, god," hence "favored by god." Cf. Pluto and Old Church Slavonic bogatu "rich," from bogu "god."
(assimilated as dif- before -f-, to di- before most voiced consonants), word-forming element meaning 1. "lack of, not" (e.g. dishonest); 2. "do the opposite of" (e.g. disallow); 3. "apart, away" (e.g. discard), from Old French des- or directly from Latin dis- "apart, in a different direction, between," figuratively "not, un-," also "exceedingly, utterly," from PIE *dis- "apart, asunder" (cf. Old English te-, Old Saxon ti-, Old High German ze-, German zer-).
The PIE root is a secondary form of *dwis- and thus is related to Latin bis "twice" (originally *dvis) and to duo, on notion of "two ways, in twain."
In classical Latin, dis- paralelled de- and had much the same meaning, but in Late Latin dis- came to be the favored form and this passed into Old French as des-, the form used for new compound words formed in Old French, where it increasingly had a privative sense ("not").
In English, many of these words eventually were altered back to dis-, while in French many have been altered back to de-. The usual confusion prevails.