dis | diss

This page is about the slang term dis | diss

American English


to show disrespect to someone by saying or doing something insulting

For example

  • Make sure you don't dis any of these guys or they could get really mad with you.

  • This guy said I dissed him, but I didn't show him any disrespect. I just didn't treat him like he was better than me.

can also be spelled "diss"

Origin: Originally Jamaican slang and probably an abbreviation of "disrespect" or "dismiss".


This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz

You will probably dis a young man if you say he

a. looks really cool

b. needs to go to the gym

c. has great tattoos

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Contributor: Matt Errey