Main definitions of DP in English

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DP1

noun

  • A displaced person (a person who is forced to leave their home country because of war or persecution):

    ‘he had come over after the war—he was a DP’
    [as modifier] ‘the books follow the fates of survivors of the war and the DP camps’
    immigrant, emigrant, incomer, newcomer, asylum seeker, settler, expatriate, expat, exile
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Origin

1940s: abbreviation.

Main definitions of DP in English

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DP2

noun

informal
  • A person's wife, husband, or partner (particularly used in online forums):

    ‘I'm 36 and my DP is 42 and we have been together for six years’

Origin

1990s: abbreviation of darling partner or dear partner.

Main definitions of DP in English

: DP1DP2DP3

DP3

noun

  • A director of photography (the person who oversees the photography and camerawork in a film, television production, etc.):

    ‘we're looking for a DP for an ambitious action/adventure short film’