Main definitions of PDA in English

: PDA1PDA2

PDA1

noun

  • A palmtop computer that functions as a personal organizer but also provides email and Internet access.

Origin

1990s: abbreviation of personal digital assistant.

Pronunciation:

PDA

/piːdiːˈeɪ/

Main definitions of PDA in English

: PDA1PDA2

PDA2

noun

informal
  • A public display of affection.

    ‘Donna and James were spied indulging in a PDA’
    [as modifier] ‘at least your embarrassing PDA moment wasn't caught on camera’
    • ‘This pair too got tempted to indulge in PDA on TV.’
    • ‘The pretty blonde and her beau put on an extremely passionate PDA as they enjoyed a holiday in the Canary Islands.’
    • ‘Then again, we don't blame them for pouring on a little PDA.’
    • ‘We have exclusive photos of their super-romantic PDA session.’
    • ‘The pair then engaged in yet another PDA with a very public smooch in his black Bentley convertible.’
    • ‘The couple got caught up in the moment as they shared a passionate PDA in the garden outside their villa.’
    • ‘Successful office romancers agree: keep PDA away from the office.’
    • ‘The French Riviera turned out to be the perfect spot for two couples to pack on the PDA.’
    • ‘Even married couples experience awkward PDA moments.’
    • ‘Their tumultuous affair and highly-publicised PDA regularly grabbed the headlines.’

Pronunciation:

PDA

/piːdiːˈeɪ/