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adverb, often not capitalized \ˌpē-(ˌ)dē-ˈkyü\

: as quickly as possible : immediately

Full Definition of PDQ


Examples of PDQ

  1. We need to hire someone PDQ.
  2. <the boss wants the report, and he wants it PDQ>

Origin of PDQ

abbreviation of pretty damned quick
First Known Use: 1875


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