- to show disrespect for; affront.
- to disparage; belittle.
- insult or disparagement; criticism.
Origin of dis2
1980–85, Americanism; from dis-1 extracted from such words as disrespect and disparage
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- a variant spelling of diss
- Also called: Orcus, Pluto the Roman god of the underworld
- the abode of the dead; underworld
Greek equivalent: Hades
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Word Origin and History for disses
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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