Definition of dis in English:

dis

(also diss)

verb

[WITH OBJECT]informal
  • Speak disrespectfully to or criticize:

    ‘I don't like her dissing my friends’
    ‘a campaign of forum postings and emails dissing the company’
    ‘maybe you should stop dissing psychics and discover that part of yourself’
    • ‘It is about an older woman that kind of takes advantage of a younger guy and, you know, ends up dissing him at the end of the relationship.’
    • ‘When you are dissing me, you are dissing Hollywood's new star couple.’
    • ‘You people need to stop dissing David Lee Roth and/or Van Halen.’
    • ‘The last thing I want to do is start dissing the judge.’
    • ‘I can't wait to get famous and have people start dissing me.’
    • ‘He looks so strong because of something he used to say during his first campaign, often after casually dissing some issue or other.’
    • ‘People should make an effort to learn more about it before they go dissing it, because there's lots of different kinds of feminism.’
    • ‘Let's review: He strings you along while downright dissing his girlfriend behind her back.’
    • ‘And dissing Rupert into the bargain, calling him ‘a terrorist’ indeed, is not only beneath you, but libellous.’
    • ‘Hush Bert, I'm only posting my thoughts, not dissing you at all.’
    • ‘So dissing your sis, poking fun of her or re-hashing your fights to everyone at the pool will most definitely backfire.’
    • ‘This week, politicians have been busily dissing opinion polls.’
    • ‘Not too long into the conversation, though, and we're back where we started: dissing the Hollywood grind.’
    • ‘And she's still dissing a woman who stays at home as not having a real job.’
    • ‘It's bad enough that he's forced to preside over four days of the Queen's jubilee coverage, but then he's attacked by BBC viewers for dissing Her Majesty.’
    • ‘At first, she won't speak to him, mad that he dissed her in front of their captain.’
    • ‘But Ray has slung an arrow through my heart by dissing Nick Cave.’
    • ‘I really like science fiction, so rest assured, I wasn't dissing the genre.’
    • ‘Writing me and dissing people like this doesn't impress me.’
    • ‘Like actually watching it, dissing Channel 5 is a guilty pleasure.’

noun

informal
  • [mass noun] Disrespectful talk.

Origin

1980s: abbreviation of disrespect.

Pronunciation

dis

/dɪs/