January 7, 2011 2:48 AM Subscribe
When did the word "diss
" pass into popular/mainstream usage (either in the US or Australia)?
posted by crossoverman to writing & language (18 answers total)
From my memory, I think I started hearing it in rap songs and as slang in the early 90s (and, in fact, heard a song today - from 1990 - which used it) but when did it move from slang to more popular mainstream usage? I know I resisted using it for years, but I know it's part of my speech patterns now.