disemvowel

/ (ˌdɪsɪmˈvaʊəl) /

verb

(tr) informal to remove the vowels from (a word in a text message, email, etc) in order to abbreviate it

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Word Origin for disemvowel

C21: from disem (bowel) + vowel
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