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ABOUT THIS WORD
What else does ND mean?
Nd is a typo or short form of and, common in digital communication.
ND can also stand for neuro-divergent or Notre Dame.
How is ND pronounced?[ en-dee ]
Where does ND come from?
Nd originates as a misspelling or shortening of the word and. It was entered on Urban Dictionary in 2003, though certainly texters and typists had already long been using it.
Since then, it’s become a somewhat common practice on social media like Twitter or Twitch, the game streaming platform, to use nd for and either to save space or as a typo due to fast typing.
ND is also an occasional abbreviation for neuro-divergent, a term in use since at least the late 1990s for people who aren’t neurotypical, or someone with so-called normal neurological behavior and development. A neuro-divergent person may include a person with autism, for instance, or schizophrenia.
The University of Notre Dame in Indiana, founded in 1842, is frequently shortened to ND, as seen in their school logo and Twitter handle of its popular football team, @NDFootball.
How is ND used in real life?
Expect to see nd for and in texts and on social media. As noted, sometimes it’s a typo, other times a time-saver.
And the thing is, immigrants are the ones that actually get down nd do the hard work that alot of americans don't wanna do https://t.co/pMvaYYqn6Q
— 🌴₩ill¥🌴🇯🇲 (@thatnibbawilly_) October 25, 2018
ND for neuro-divergent is used in the mental health community, especially by people who identify as neurodiverse in some way.
ND for Notre Dame is quite common among the university’s many sports fans, too.
I hate when ND football has bye weeks tbh
— Molly Brinkman (@mollsbrink) October 20, 2018
This content is not meant to be a formal definition of this term. Rather, it is an informal summary that seeks to provide supplemental information and context important to know or keep in mind about the term’s history, meaning, and usage.
Example sentences from the Web for Nd
Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) felt that he had to grudgingly support the deal.
The vote was left open for almost five hours as senators waited for Heidi Heidkamp (D-ND) to fly in from her home state.
ND: I think I was always achievement-oriented—I worked hard for good grades in grammar school and high school.
ND: In my very junior days, I was one of the few women pitching for a New York bank in Texas.
"We need to take advantage of this a[nd] write a statement saying he's right on," she wrote.
"March has his say of all things in natur', whether of fri'nd or foe," slowly and cautiously rejoined the hunter.
I don't think you'd come ashore ag'in, on the arr'nd that brought you here afore.
After a too brief holiday I am back again to H-tf-ld and to L-nd-n, and take an early opportunity of dropping you a line.
Come, my fri'nd, such another occasion may never offer ag'in, and I feel a strong craving for a trial with this celebrated piece.
It are like that mornin' at Murfreesborough when all thar bugles war callin' 'nd ther big guns war beginnin' ter roar.'The Wedge of Gold|C. C. Goodwin