Main definitions of dm in English

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Main definitions of dm in English

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noun

informal
  • A private message sent on social media, especially Twitter.

    ‘send them a quick DM and ask for their email address’
    • ‘DMs are seen only by you and are not visible other than in your account.’
    • ‘For privacy, send a DM to this person.’
    • ‘When working in the website, you might miss receiving a DM.’
    • ‘Your DMs will not appear in the public timeline.’
    • ‘Keep in mind that there will be a delay between DMs.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]informal
  • Send (someone) a private message on social media, especially Twitter.

    ‘you can't DM a user who doesn't follow you’
    [with two objects] ‘the band will DM you a link to download the song’
    • ‘Clicking on a tweet to reply or DM will automatically activate that account.’
    • ‘He's been caught DM'ing with women other than his wife.’
    • ‘In the following, I present a few examples of a real person DM'ing me, as well as a spammer.’
    • ‘We DM'd a few times, then we tried something we called Twitter Tennis—an open-to-anyone exchange of ideas.’
    • ‘She DM'd back right away.’

Origin

Early 21st century: abbreviation of direct message, from the Direct Message feature of the social media service Twitter.

Main definitions of dm in English

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dm

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