\ 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

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 Hundreds of Googlers were weighing in on email threads, in the actual doc. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "After 20,000 workers walked out, Google said it got the message. The workers disagree.," 21 Nov. 2018 When your doc scolds you for not wearing your brace. Emily Wang, Glamour, "Now People Are Shaming Kaley Cuoco For Her Nipples, and Will This Ever Stop?," 24 July 2018 Luckily for the rest of us, that sweet reunion was captured on camera for an upcoming docuseries about Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the World, and can be seen in a brand-new teaser trailer for the doc released Tuesday by ITV. Andrea Park, Allure, "Watch Meghan Markle Reunite With Her Wedding Dress for the First Time Since Marrying Prince Harry," 18 Sep. 2018 Smythson’s simple and distinguished doc holder doesn’t over-complicate things, which is much appreciated during these busy times. Max Berlinger,, "LeBron James carries a $41,000 bag. Here's your chance to get into the man-bag game with these picks," 12 July 2018 There’s a doc here for almost everybody, in other words — and this year, judging by the box-office receipts, everybody has been finding one to watch. Noel Murray, The Verge, "The 10 best documentaries of 2018," 18 Dec. 2018 But if nothing's working, ask your doc about steroids. Sam Escobar, Good Housekeeping, "5 Dandruff Treatments That Actually Work, According to Dermatologists," 13 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of doc


1740, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of doc was in 1740

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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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a shady place in a garden or forest

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