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DGAF

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DH

noun

  • acronym for "dear husband". Used to refer to one's husband.
    My dh took me to dinner last night for my birthday.

    Last edited on Nov 24 2013. Submitted by Mindchic from Detroit, MI, USA on Nov 22 2013.

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diabot

  • a shady character.
    Pull your head out of your ass and quit being a diabot.

    Last edited on May 25 2002. Submitted by Brant W. from Bonn, Germany on May 25 2002.

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DIAF

expression

  • Similar to 'break a leg' a term of good luck and well wishes. Ex - "Man, you have three guys after you you better run, DIAF (die in a fire)!

    Last edited on Feb 19 2014. Submitted by Anonymous on Feb 19 2014.

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dial

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dialed

  • extreme approval, great, awesome, fine or meaning to be perfect, precise or better. Originated in the SoCal area.
    That girl is dialed.
    That's dialed.

    Last edited on Mar 05 2013. Submitted by David from Los Angeles, CA, USA on Mar 23 1999.

  • To be prepared, set-up, ready. The state of having dialed-up something.
    Person A: Do you need to pick up some beer before we go?

    Person B: I'm dialed.
    That dude is fully dialed!

    Last edited on Mar 05 2013. Submitted by Jesse from Whitehorse, YT, Canada on Oct 18 2001.

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dialed-in

  • To be very proficient at a given activity. Derived from having someone's phone number on speed dial; the skill is so familiar that it is easily accessed. Used in climbing, rafting, and kayaking sub-cultures, though not exclusively.
    That guy has got that climbing route dialed-in.

    Last edited on Dec 14 2001. Submitted by Che H. from Seattle, WA, USA on Dec 14 2001.

adjective

  • I believe the etymology is more about machine dials (and gauges), perhaps even precise micrometer dial settings.

    I heard the phrase "dialed-in" long before cellphones became common (in the late 1990s). A Viet Nam war vet neighbor of mine was using this expression in the mid-90s: "We had one guy who was a screw-up, till he got dialed-in." (This neigbor was also, later, an automotive engineer for Toyota and Ford.)

    The connotation was usually "The drilling rig is dialed-in." Or, "The pump is dialed-in. Turn it on." Meaning, all of the various gauges and dials are fully within optimal settings.

    I believe this has to do with machine dials, perhaps even micrometer dials, as in similar roots to "fully miked-out."

    Last edited on Jan 18 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Jan 18 2013.

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