\ ˈdäk How to pronounce doc (audio) \

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

Watch the four-part doc, produced by Jordan Peele, now on Amazon. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "The Best Documentaries of 2019 That Are Already Changing Everything," 20 Mar. 2019 News of Homecoming's release on Netflix came only a week before the actual doc was released. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "Beyoncé’s Netflix Documentary About Beychella Is Out and Fans Stayed Up Late to Watch," 17 Apr. 2019 Watch this space for more updates on Bey's upcoming doc. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Beyoncé's Homecoming Netflix Documentary: Everything You Need to Know," 8 Apr. 2019 The alleged new doc premieres right after this year’s first Coachella weekend, which is scheduled April 12 to 14. Natasha Reda, Glamour, "It Sure Looks Like Netflix Just Announced a Beyoncé Special," 8 Apr. 2019 As Gibney’s doc shows, there was so much testing material that needed to be contained in a box only a few feet wide, called the Edison, that there was almost no way to make sure the samples were correctly tested without contamination. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "Elizabeth Holmes Is a Tragic Figure," 18 Mar. 2019 Most importantly, your doc will likely order a blood test to check for poor thyroid function, which shows up via a high level of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), says Dr. Kellis. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Are Hashimoto’s Disease and Hypothyroidism the Same Thing?," 14 May 2018 The doc also gives you a great look into the highly skilled, exceedingly difficult world of beer tasting. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "We Made a Beer Documentary and You Can Pre-Order It Now," 27 Feb. 2019 But the doc shows that even an idea as remarkable as the smartphone, if not executed precisely or quickly enough, will falter. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "General Magic—how tech superfriends assembled, dreamt up smartphones, and failed," 12 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of doc


1740, in the meaning defined above

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\ ˈdäk How to pronounce doc (audio) \

Medical Definition of doc

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: doctor used chiefly as a familiar term of address

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