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  1. a software developer: a game dev; a web dev.
  1. software development: The programmers and animators on the dev team worked late into the night.

Origin of dev

by shortening


  1. development.
  2. deviation.
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  • Took all their gibes and "dev'ling" quietly, and for the most part silently.

    "Run To Seed"

    Thomas Nelson Page

  • "As giddy as the dev—that is, as giddy as a goose," said Jonathan.

    Sheppard Lee, Vol. II (of 2)

    Robert Montgomery Bird

  • And if I take a drop more'n usual it plays the dev—it goes to my head.

    Friendship and Folly

    Maria Louise Pool

  • They should always be pronounced gard'n and oft'n, ev'l and dev'l.


    Andrew P. Peabody

  • What the dev—And you're actually asking me to tell her so too?

    The Militants

    Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews