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verb (used with object), dissed, dis·sing.
  1. to show disrespect for; affront.
  2. to disparage; belittle.
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  1. insult or disparagement; criticism.
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Origin of dis2

1980–85, Americanism; from dis-1 extracted from such words as disrespect and disparage
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despise, disparage, debase, degrade, belittle, impugn, defame, slander, vilify, besmirch, disdain, taunt, ridicule, scoff, scorn, mock, malign, dismiss, decry, denigrate

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  1. a variant spelling of diss
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  1. Also called: Orcus, Pluto the Roman god of the underworld
  2. the abode of the dead; underworld
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Greek equivalent: Hades
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Word Origin and History for dissed



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).

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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."

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