Origin of -dermsee derma
Origin of -dermFrom Greek derma skin ( possibly influenced by French -derme ); see der- in Indo-European roots.
- Alternative form of dermo-.
- Used before morphemes beginning with a vowel.
- (South Africa vulgar slang, usually in the plural, derms) guts
- What are you going to do with the fish derms?
- I saw an accident and a girl was lying on the pavement and her derms were all hanging out.
- (slang) A dermatologist.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Ancient Greek Î´ÎÏÎ¼Î± (derma, “skin").