Definition of DTs in English:

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Pronunciation: /diːˈtiːz/

plural noun

(usually the DTs) informal
Delirium tremens: a terrible case of the DTs
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  • Withdrawal symptoms from alcohol are often popularly called rum fits or DT's.
  • However, the DT's may occur up to two weeks after the last drink.
  • They've white knuckled it through the DT's, but haven't acquired the skills needed to build and maintain stable successful lives.


Mid 19th century: abbreviation, originally in the singular form DT (now rare).

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