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doc

[ dok ]
/ dɒk /
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noun Informal.

doctor.
a casual, impersonal term of address used to a man.

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

Nearby words

dobu, dobuan, doby, dobzhansky, dobzhansky, theodosius, doc, doc martens, doc., docent, docetae, docetism

Origin of doc

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

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Definition for doc (3 of 4)

doc.


plural docs.

Definition for doc (4 of 4)

Edgerton

[ ej-er-tuh n ]
/ ˈɛdʒ ər tən /

noun

Harold EugeneDoc, 1903–90, U.S. electrical engineer and photographer.
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British Dictionary definitions for doc (1 of 3)

doc

/ (dɒk) /

noun

informal short for doctor, esp a medical doctor: often used as a term of address

British Dictionary definitions for doc (2 of 3)

DOC


abbreviation for

Denominazione di Origine Controllata: used of wines
(in New Zealand) Department of Conservation

British Dictionary definitions for doc (3 of 3)

doc.


abbreviation for

document
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Word Origin and History for doc

doc


n.

familiar form of doctor, first recorded c.1850.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for doc (1 of 2)

doc

[ dŏk ]

n.

A physician, dentist, or veterinarian.

Medicine definitions for doc (2 of 2)

DOC

[ dē′ō-sē ]

n.

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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