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[dev] /dɛv/ Informal.
a software developer: a game dev;
a web dev.
software development:
The programmers and animators on the dev team worked late into the night.
Origin of dev
by shortening

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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.

    Conversation Andrew P. Peabody
  • What the dev—And you're actually asking me to tell her so too?

    The Militants Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
  • Yet, let me tell you, sir, it is not every dev—I mean it is not every gentleman who knows how to choose a philosopher.

  • In the lowest of them resides the dev Kuṇḍalin, a force identical with Śakti, who is the motive power of the universe.

  • Liv and dev don't have to say they are two of the sharpest business men in London—anyone can realise it who knows them.

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