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DC 1

Pronunciation:

abbreviation

1 Music Da capo.
3District of Columbia: Washington, DC
4Doctor of Chiropractic.

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There are 2 main definitions of DC in English:

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DC 2

noun

informal
A person’s child (used in electronic communication): my eldest DC is starting kindergarten tomorrow
More example sentences
  • Is anyone else holding on to the faint hope that their DC might sleep by the time they turn three?
  • He says that he thinks 2 DC are enough, but I think it's still early days and we may both be keen to expand our family a little further in the future.
  • How do you involve long distance grandparents in your DC's life?

Origin

Early 21st century: abbreviation of darling child or dear child.

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