DISO Meaning

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What does DISO mean?

DISO means Desperately In Search Of.

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DISO Meaning
Find out what DISO means and how it is used.

DISO is an initialism that stands for “desperately in search of”, a term often used in online gaming communities but also on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. It is similar to the term ISO, which is often used on Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace.

Where is DISO used?

DISO is primarily used in online gaming communities. In particular, it is often used by players of MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) games such as World of Warcraft, RuneScape and similar games.

The term is also used elsewhere on platforms like Facebook and Twitter, as well as in text messages.

DISO is used on the follow platforms and places:

  • texting
  • online conversation
  • Discord
  • Facebook
  • Facebook Messenger
  • Reddit
  • Twitch
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
An example of the initialism DISO in a text message.
An example of the initialism DISO in a text message.

How is DISO used?

DISO is used to tell other that you’re in need of something. In a game, for instance, your health may be running low and you only have a short period of time to find some sort of potion or healing thingy, so you’ll ask others if they know where you can find one.

Do people say DISO out loud?

No, but people do say that they’re “in search of” or “looking for” things.

Example Uses of DISO

On online conversation:
I'm DISO more ammo, does anyone know where I can find some?

A player is asking other players where he can find more ammunition because he is running low.

On online conversation:
I am DISO better hiding spots, can anyone help?

A player is asking other players if they know of any good hiding spots in a game.

On Facebook:

A Facebook user asks others on a neighborhood Facebook group if anyone is selling a cheap and reliable car.

On Facebook:

Someone asks their Facebook friends if they know of any good wedding planners.

On Twitter:

Someone tells their Twitter followers that they're hiring a copywriter for a new business venture.

Who uses DISO?

DISO is mainly used by MMORPG gamers who communicate with other players via online chat, but it is also occasionally used by non-gamers who are looking to purchase something or find a service.

History of DISO

First Use

We can’t say when exactly DISO was first used, but it was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2006. We suspect it was first used by player of one of the early popular MMORPGs like EverQuest, which would have been around 1999.

Data from Google Trends showing the popularity of searches for DISO.
Data from Google Trends showing the popularity of searches for DISO.

Rise in Popularity

The term has fluctuated slightly in popularity over time, according to Google Trends. Searches for DISO had been slowly declining until around May 2014 when there was a sudden increase, possibly due to the release of The Elder Scrolls Online.

What was used before DISO?

Before DISO, people probably just typed “I’m looking for” or “in search of”.