PDQ

adverb, often not capitalized
\ ˌpē-(ˌ)dē-ˈkyü How to pronounce PDQ (audio) \

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Examples of PDQ in a Sentence

We need to hire someone PDQ. the boss wants the report, and he wants it PDQ

First Known Use of PDQ

circa 1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for PDQ

abbreviation of pretty damned quick

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The first known use of PDQ was circa 1875

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Dictionary Entries near PDQ

pdg

PDI

pdl

PDQ

PDT

pe

PE

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“PDQ.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/PDQ?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=p&file=pdq00001. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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PDQ

adverb
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English Language Learners Definition of PDQ

informal : as quickly as possible : immediately

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