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doc

[dok]
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noun Informal.
  1. doctor.
  2. a casual, impersonal term of address used to a man.
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Origin of doc

First recorded in 1845–50; by shortening
Can be confuseddoc dock

DOC

doc.

plural docs.
  1. document.
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Edgerton

[ej-er-tuh n]
noun
  1. Harold EugeneDoc, 1903–90, U.S. electrical engineer and photographer.
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Related Words for doc

specialist, doctor, surgeon, practitioner, physician, expert, professor, scientist, quack, medic, intern, healer, MD, doc, bones, sawbones, medico, corpsman

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Historical Examples of doc

  • 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

    Harry Harrison

  • Then he went swiftly from the house and rode into Forks for Doc.

    The Night Riders

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • She signed to him to keep quiet while she administered the doses Doc.

    The Night Riders

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • She was on her feet in an instant, bending over him ready to administer the drugs Doc.

    The Night Riders

    Ridgwell Cullum


British Dictionary definitions for doc

doc

noun
  1. informal short for doctor, esp a medical doctor: often used as a term of address
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DOC

abbreviation for
  1. Denominazione di Origine Controllata: used of wines
  2. (in New Zealand) Department of Conservation
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doc.

abbreviation for
  1. document
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Word Origin and History for doc

n.

familiar form of doctor, first recorded c.1850.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

doc in Medicine

doc

(dŏk)
n.
  1. A physician, dentist, or veterinarian.
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DOC

(dē′ō-sē)
n.
  1. Deoxycorticosterone; a steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal cortex or produced synthetically and used to treat adrenal insufficiency.
  2. 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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