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dm 1

abbreviation

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DM 2

Pronunciation: /ˌdē ˈem/

abbreviation

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There are 3 main definitions of dm in English:

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DM 3

informal

noun (plural DMs)

A private message sent on social media, especially Twitter: send them a quick DM and ask for their email address
More example sentences
  • When working in the website, you might miss receiving a DM.
  • For privacy, send a DM to this person.
  • Keep in mind that there will be a delay between DMs.

verb (DM's, DM'ing, DM'd)

[with object]
Send (someone) a private message on social media, especially Twitter: you can’t DM a user who doesn’t follow you [with two objects]: the band will DM you a link to download the song
More example sentences
  • Clicking on a tweet to reply or DM will automatically activate that account.
  • He's been caught DM'ing with women other than his wife.
  • In the following, I present a few examples of a real person DM'ing me, as well as a spammer.

Origin

Early 21st century: abbreviation of direct message, from the Direct Message feature of the social media service Twitter.

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Syllabification: DM

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