- a casual, impersonal term of address used to a man.
Origin of doc
First recorded in 1845–50; by shortening
- Harold EugeneDoc, 1903–90, U.S. electrical engineer and photographer.
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Examples from the Web for doc
Jessica Solce is the director of No Control, making its World Premiere at DOC NYC on November 15.What Are We Protecting with Gun Laws?
November 13, 2014
Some of the characters we meet in Inherent Vice prove to be roadblocks to Doc, as he conducts one investigation into the next.There Will Be Spliffs: ‘Inherent Vice’ Is a Bizarro Stoner Noir
October 5, 2014
Eyes averted, Stittsworth asked if there was anything Doc Brinkley could do for…“you know… sexual weakness?”The Strange, True Tale of the Old-Timey Goat Testicle-Implanting 'Governor'
September 16, 2014
In person, Gondry is more Joel than Doc Brown—a fragile, soft-spoken man with a mop of curly brown hair.Michel Gondry on ‘Mood Indigo,’ Kanye West, and the 10th Anniversary of ‘Eternal Sunshine’
July 20, 2014
The doc, which follows the lives of four transgender teenagers, will air simultaneously on both networks in the fall.‘OITNB’ Transgender Star Laverne Cox’s Unbelievable Year
June 6, 2014
The Indian probably did not comprehend the words, but he liked Doc.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
After the doc fixed the side of my head, everyone cleared out.Arm of the Law
Then he went swiftly from the house and rode into Forks for Doc.
She signed to him to keep quiet while she administered the doses Doc.
She was on her feet in an instant, bending over him ready to administer the drugs Doc.
- informal short for doctor, esp a medical doctor: often used as a term of address
- Denominazione di Origine Controllata: used of wines
- (in New Zealand) Department of Conservation
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Word Origin and History for doc
familiar form of doctor, first recorded c.1850.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A physician, dentist, or veterinarian.
- Deoxycorticosterone; a steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex or produced synthetically and used to treat adrenal insufficiency.
- Deoxycholic acid; a bile acid used as a choleretic and digestant and in the synthesis of adrenocortical hormones such as cortisone.
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