Definition of dis in US English:

dis

(also diss)

verbdissed, diss, dissing

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

noundiss

informal
  • Disrespectful talk.

    ‘the airwaves bristle with the sexual dis of shock jocks’

Origin

1980s: abbreviation of disrespect.

Pronunciation

dis

/dɪs//dis/