DP

1 of 2

noun

plural DP's or DPs
1
: a displaced person
2

DP

2 of 2

abbreviation

1
data processing
2
degree of polymerization
3
dew point
4
director of photography
5
doctor of podiatry

Word History

First Known Use

Noun

circa 1944, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of DP was circa 1944

Dictionary Entries Near DP

Cite this Entry

“DP.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/DP. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

DP

noun
(ˈ)dē-ˈpē
plural DP's or DPs
1
: a displaced person
2

Medical Definition

DP

abbreviation
1
doctor of pharmacy
2
doctor of podiatry

More from Merriam-Webster on DP

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!