Examples of pdq in a Sentence
We need to hire someone PDQ.
the boss wants the report, and he wants it PDQ
Origin and Etymology of pdq
First Known Use: circa 1875See Words from the same year
Synonymsbang, directly, forthwith, headlong, incontinently, instantaneously, instanter, instantly, now, immediately, plumb, presently, promptly, pronto, right, right away, right now, right off, straightaway, straight off, straightway
Related Wordsaway, freely; anon, momentarily, shortly, soon; apace, briskly, fast, fleetly, full-tilt, posthaste, quick, quickly, rapidly, readily, snappily, speedily, swift, swiftly; abruptly, presto, suddenly, unexpectedly; hastily, impetuously, impulsively, rashly, recklessly; exactly, opportunely, punctually, seasonably
Near Antonymsslowly; late, tardily
PDQ Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of PDQ for English Language Learners
: as quickly as possible : immediately
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