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dis1

[dees] /dis/
noun, plural disir
[dee-sir] /ˈdi sɪr/ (Show IPA).
Scandinavian Mythology
1.
lady; woman.
2.
female deity, especially one promoting fertility: often used as a suffix on names:
Freydis; Hjordis; Thordis.
Origin
< Old Norse dīs, plural dīsir; origin uncertain

dis2

[dis] /dɪs/
verb (used with object), dissed, dissing.
1.
to show disrespect for; affront.
2.
to disparage; belittle.
noun
3.
insult or disparagement; criticism.
Origin
1980-85, Americanism; from dis-1 extracted from such words as disrespect and disparage

Dis

[dis] /dɪs/
noun, Classical Mythology
1.
a god of the underworld.
Also called Dis Pater.
Compare Pluto.

di2

[dee] /di/
noun, Music.
1.
a tone in the ascending chromatic scale between do and re.
Origin
perhaps alteration of do2

Di

[dahy] /daɪ/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Diana.
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British Dictionary definitions for dis'

Di

Chemical symbol
1.
didymium

DI

abbreviation
1.
Defence Intelligence
2.
Detective Inspector
3.
Donor Insemination

dis

/dɪs/
verb
1.
a variant spelling of diss

Dis

/dɪs/
noun
1.
Also called Orcus, Pluto. the Roman god of the underworld
2.
the abode of the dead; underworld
Greek equivalent Hades
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Word Origin and History for dis'
dis
also diss, slang, by 1980, shortening of disrespect or dismiss, originally in U.S. Black English, popularized by hip hop. Related: Dissed; dissing.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for dis'

DI

noun

A drill instructor; noncommissioned officer in charge of recruits (1913+ Marine Corps)


dis

verb

(also diss; on may be added) To show disrespect; insult by slighting; CAP ON someone: The boys on the bus were dissing that girl/ Yet ''dissin','' showing real or apparent disrespect, is cited as the motive in an amazing number of murders/ I'm tired of John dissin' on her all the time (1980s+ Black teenagers)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for dis'

Di

didymium

DI

  1. diabetes insipidus
  2. diagnostic imaging
  3. donor insemination
  4. drill instructor

dis

  1. disease
  2. to be disrespectful toward

DIS

  1. Defense Investigative Service
  2. Disney Channel
  3. Walt Disney Co.
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Encyclopedia Article for dis'

di

in music, transverse (or side-blown) bamboo flute of the Han Chinese. Traditional di have a membrane of bamboo or reed tissue covering the hole that is located between the mouth hole and the six finger holes. This membrane creates a distinctive sound characteristic of much Chinese flute music. An additional two or more end holes aid in the expulsion of air and are sometimes used to attach decorative silk tassles. Di have a two-octave range, and complete modern sets can be purchased in Western tunings. There are many varieties of traditional lengths and construction

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