\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

croaker [slang], doctor, medic, medico, physician, sawbones [slang]

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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Harnessing their vast knowledge of formulas and ingredients, these three top skin docs have discovered highly effective drugstore products with very nice price tags. Cara Litke Sullivan, Redbook, "Dermatologists' Best Drugstore Buys," 17 Sep. 2013 The doc is co-directed by his daughter Rashida Jones which, obviously, yes. The Editors, Marie Claire, "What to Watch on Netflix in September, According to Our Editors," 27 Aug. 2018 Sonia got to thinking: Maybe something like this doc could be helpful for her emotionally charged peers, too. Kate Griem, Teen Vogue, "Teens Resist Was Created by High Schoolers to Help Youth Engagement in Politics," 24 Aug. 2018 Becker and Disney also revealed that Level Forward is backing Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick's upcoming doc MeToo, which could be done in time for the Sundance Film Festival. Pamela Mcclintock, The Hollywood Reporter, "Abigail Disney Backs New Hollywood Misconduct Database Rotten Apples," 27 June 2018 Ahead of the doc's U.S. debut, Billboard chatted with Cummings to hear about his experience watching Sheeran bring the biggest album of 2017 to life. Taylor Weatherby, Billboard, "How Ed Sheeran's Cousin Murray Cummings Turned the 'Divide' Writing Process Into a Documentary," 23 Apr. 2018 My wrist is almost back to normal, about 90 percent there…and the docs say that last 10 percent will come in time. Maria Pasquini,, "Carrie Underwood Shares Close-Up Face Photo Ahead of ACM Awards Performance: 'Can't Wait'," 15 Apr. 2018 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

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First Known Use of doc


1740, in the meaning defined above

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\ˈdäk \

Medical Definition of doc 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: doctor used chiefly as a familiar term of address

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