Main definitions of DH in US English:

: DH1DH2

DH1

verbDH'd, DHing

[no object]
  • Act as a designated hitter.

    • ‘And Nick Johnson's work with the glove will probably convince Giambi that the free agent should take up DHing after all.’
    • ‘Sheffield, who has battled knee and hand injuries most of the year, drove in six runs the day after DHing, prompting manager Joe Torre to say he will use Sheffield at DH occasionally.’
    • ‘With Wooten DHing on a regular basis, Gil should get more time at first.’
    • ‘The news pre-op seemed more likely that Williams would be in center and Giambi would be DHing; does that change anything?’
    • ‘Like most regulars, Giambi dislikes DHing, and his productivity has traditionally suffered in the slot (200 OPS points lower from 2000-2002).’

Main definitions of DH in US English:

: DH1DH2

DH2

nounPlural DHs

informal
  • A person's husband (particularly used in online forums)

    ‘my DH would be glad to retire and spend his days fishing’
    • ‘Thanks for the tip on the movie - DH and I were thinking of watching it.’
    • ‘I'm very stressed with dh's job situation, but know it will all work out.’
    • ‘Out for date night with DH tonight - all I know is that it's both cheap and a surprise.’
    • ‘Said DH has always had this habit of closing my drawers if they are open - he reckons he will walk into them if they are open.’
    • ‘DH did grocery run tonight so I'm happy.’
    • ‘This is the debut offering of my very own DH's blog!’
    • ‘DH doesn't smoke, never has and never will and all good luck to him.’
    • ‘DH is home sick so my routine is out the window.’
    • ‘DH and I both have super sensitive skin, so we are sure the baby will too!’
    • ‘My DH and I have been fighting over this question for years: should we get a real Christmas tree or settle for a fake one?’
    • ‘DH is out Christmas shopping for our cousins' kids and such ... I can't wait to see what he actually gets them.’
    • ‘DH is painting my kitchen today - woot!’
    • ‘My DH has just announced that one of his best mates is having his stag do in Thailand for a week later this year and he will be going.’
    • ‘Unfortunately for ya'll my camera is not wanting to give up all the pictures I have taken this week, but never fear, my DH will fix it tonight or tomorrow.’
    • ‘After eating at a very nice, expensive chain restaurant the other night, both DH and I came down with a very yucky, yet mild case of food poisoning.’
    • ‘As I was sitting at an outdoor table enjoying my coffee and catching up on the week with DH, my cell phone rang.’
    • ‘I had to get a new phone and the first phone DH chose for me (yes, I let him pick because at first I didn't really care what kind of phone I got) was the Verizon Voyager.’
    • ‘I came home to a lovely meal provided by my DH.’
    • ‘I was considering going running but since DH got home so late last night, I didn't want to run out first thing in the morning.’
    • ‘Sorry, my laptop overheated and shut down so while it was cooling I made DH dinner.’

Origin

1990s: abbreviation of darling husband or dear husband.