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A.Word.A.Day--dis

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dis or diss (dis)

verb tr.: To show disrespect for.

Of uncertain origin, apparently a shortening of disrespect.

"Lumka cringes when she realises the customer she dissed is in fact Karabo, the owner of the bar and her employer."
On The Small Screen; Post (South Africa); Jun 2, 2004.

"After dissing the victims, Jerry Sensitive led the regents in a ringing defense of the four CU officials whose lax supervision may have contributed to the scandal."
Bob Ewegen; 'Dear Old Sleaze U'; Denver Post (Colorado); May 22, 2004.

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