Definition of doc in English:

doc

informal
  • 1Doctor.

    • ‘Need I point out that they provided better health care than my current doc does?’
    • ‘At our pediatrics clinic, docs are making sure the infants with a history of lung disease get the influenza vaccine - the most vulnerable, first.’
    • ‘And when the docs who are getting reimbursed by the federal government practice defensive medicine, it runs up the cost to the taxpayers.’
    • ‘After a quick evaluation, I got a clean bill of health from the docs, who told me I'd be released the following morning.’
    • ‘Others have physical problems that traditional docs haven't been able to cure.’
    • ‘Some of those crazy quack docs had me taking plenty of these at one point in time, let me tell you!’
    • ‘If you take him to a psychiatrist and the doc wants to give him medication right off the bat, you can always turn around and go home.’
    • ‘The alarming trend for desperate medical sector docs and surgeons to reduce waiting lists by doing non-urgent but easy procedures first is life threatening and wrong.’
    • ‘The doc stared at the psychotic girl who was yammering away at him.’
    • ‘The study was small (59 primary care docs and 65 surgeons) so I truly question its validity.’
    • ‘Its effects are minor, and no good pulmonary doc or allergist I know of would use it as a first-line controller.’
    • ‘Your first step is to get a physical by your family doc to make sure the symptoms aren't related to some other problem.’
    • ‘But the best humor advice is to shamelessly steal material from my fellow docs, nurses and patients as well.’
    • ‘Japanese national health insurance is such that for each bill from the doc, you pay 30% and the government pays the rest.’
    • ‘We need to do something about these frivolous lawsuits that are running up the cost of your health care and running good docs out of business.’
    • ‘Quick doc, my friend has just been bit by a black snake, what do I do?’
    • ‘Instead, you can ask your new doc all those teen health-related questions.’
    • ‘I know of a few docs in Chicago who practice this technique.’
    • ‘I attended a talk by a doc from the medical group just two days back.’
    • ‘There is no service option to talk to the doc covering your physician's practice on call.’
    physician, medical practitioner, medical man, medical woman, clinician, doctor of medicine, md
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  • 2Computing
    Document.

    • ‘I converted all my constantly used docs and spreadsheets to the suite's native file format.’
    • ‘I decided to surf to the NSA site to look at some docs and possibly acquire the downloads concerning SE Linux.’
    • ‘And although PDF firmly entrenched itself as an information vessel, handling PDF docs is not always an easy thing.’
    • ‘For people like me who are involved in general research, there are some weeks when locked docs with missing passwords seem to be a way of life.’
    • ‘I tried opening a couple of MS Word docs and a couple of MS Excel docs, and on each occasion StarOffice crashed fatally.’

Pronunciation:

doc

/däk/