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[dok] /dɒk/
noun, Informal.
1.
2.
a casual, impersonal term of address used to a man.
Origin of doc
1845-1850
1845-50; by shortening
Can be confused
doc, dock.

doc.

plural docs.
1.

Edgerton

[ej-er-tuh n] /ˈɛdʒ ər tən/
noun
1.
Harold Eugene ("Doc") 1903–90, U.S. electrical engineer and photographer.
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  • They fired me a month ago for—well, doc, you saw what I did to your old owl.

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

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • Whatever's the question at bay, Boggs never fails to string his play with the doc's; it's Boggs's system.

    Faro Nell and Her Friends Alfred Henry Lewis
  • The first word the doc names'll make you look like a pig at church.'

    Faro Nell and Her Friends Alfred Henry Lewis
  • The doc says the kid don't seem to care whether he does or not.

    Overland Red Henry Herbert Knibbs
British Dictionary definitions for doc

doc

/dɒk/
noun
1.
(informal) short for doctor, esp a medical doctor: often used as a term of address

DOC

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

doc.

abbreviation
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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doc in Medicine

doc (dŏk)
n.
A physician, dentist, or veterinarian.

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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Slang definitions & phrases for doc

doc 1

noun

  1. A physician; doctor (1850s+)
  2. Man; fellow; guy •Used in address to strangers: What's up, doc? (1940s+)

doc 2

noun

A movie or televison documentary: as many as 65 feature-length docs qualified for consideration (1990s+)

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doc in Technology


/dok/ Common spoken and written shorthand for "documentation". Often used in the plural "docs" and in the construction "doc file" (i.e. documentation available on-line).
[Jargon File]

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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Related Abbreviations for doc

doc

doctor

DOC

1.
Department of Commerce
2.
dissolved organic carbon
3.
Doctors Opposing Circumcision

doc.

document
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