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DP1

noun

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

    immigrant, emigrant, incomer, newcomer, asylum seeker, settler, expatriate, expat, exile
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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.

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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’

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DP4

  • 1Data processing.

  • 2Dew point.

  • 3Baseball
    Double play.