\ˈdäk \

Definition of doc 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: doctor

Definition of doc (Entry 2 of 2)


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Synonyms & Antonyms for doc

Synonyms: Noun

doctor, medic, medico, physician

Antonyms: Noun

nondoctor, nonphysician

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Examples of doc in a Sentence


Am I going to be OK, doc? currently completing a residency as an emergency room doc

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Whether a viewer is equipped to evaluate those side skills or not, Full Mantis gives fans the kind of intimate access more conventional docs often don't manage. John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Milford Graves: Full Mantis': Film Review," 11 July 2018 Check the full 2018 Elrow Ibiza schedule, and can catch a glimpse of the madness in the mini-doc Elrow made, below. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Elrow Ibiza Announces 2018 Schedule, Shares Colorful Mini-Doc: Watch," 24 May 2018 The mini-doc will be shown at Cleveland's Google workshop, which is taking place today at Cuyahoga Community College's Hospitality Management Center. Nikki Delamotte,, "Ohio City ice cream shop Mason's Creamery spotlighted in national Google campaign video (watch)," 11 May 2018 Brown-Donovan is featured in the mini doc, and her struggle to get the story its due is itself a marathon drama stretching across decades. Todd Balf, Outside Online, "Why Haven't You Heard of Marshall "Major" Taylor?," 19 Apr. 2018 What makes a documentary a success in theaters is often hard to pin down; charged political movies, filmed concerts, and visually stunning nature docs make up the highest-grossing entries in the medium. David Sims, The Atlantic, "What’s Driving Documentaries to Box-Office Success?," 11 July 2018 STAT News has a good op-ed today from an ER doc who let her health insurance lapse between jobs. Clifton Leaf, Fortune, "Healthcare Costs Too Much, In Part, Because Hospitals Bill Too Much.," 7 Mar. 2018 In rainstorms, doormen ply you with umbrellas and scramble to open the front door with the seriousness of emergency room docs attending a coded patient. Michael Nagrant, RedEye Chicago, "Petit Margeaux puts local, modern spin on classic French café fare," 13 Sep. 2017 The doc will be a behind the scenes look at the making of the music on Renner's animated feature 'Arctic Justice'. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, "Jeremy Renner Music Doc Set for Blockchain Platform TaTaTu," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of doc


1740, in the meaning defined above

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\ˈdäk \

Medical Definition of doc 

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: doctor used chiefly as a familiar term of address

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