- to show disrespect for; affront.
- to disparage; belittle.
- insult or disparagement; criticism.
Origin of dis2
Related Words for dissingchitchat, gossip, repartee, ribbing, despise, disparage, debase, degrade, belittle, impugn, defame, slander, vilify, besmirch, disdain, taunt, ridicule, scoff, scorn, mock
Examples from the Web for dissing
Contemporary Examples of dissing
Dissing its Nobel laureates is a bit of a tradition in Pakistan, too.Why So Many Pakistanis Hate Their Nobel Peace Prize Winner
October 10, 2014
Sure, Cruz recently irked fellow Senate Republicans by dissing them as “squishes” on gun control.Squishes, Step Aside: Ted Cruz and Chris Christie’s Old-School Manliness
May 13, 2013
Dissing contraception, college, female soldiers, and JFK do not.Mitt Romney Clinches: What We Learned From 2012 Republican Race
April 25, 2012
One moment he was dissing Obama for vetoing the Keystone XL Pipeline.Can Newt’s ‘Nontraditional’ Campaign Stay on the Rails?
January 21, 2012
- a variant spelling of diss
- Also called: Orcus, Pluto the Roman god of the underworld
- the abode of the dead; underworld
Word Origin and History for dissing
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."