from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. data processing
  • abbr. dew point
  • abbr. displaced person
  • abbr. double play

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • Director of Photography
  • displaced person, an obsolete term for a refugee
  • Sexual slang for double penetration
  • Dynamic Positioning
  • abbr. determiner phrase

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Chemical symbol of decipium.
  • An abbreviation of Diploma in Public Health.
  • An abbreviation of distributing post-office.
  • An abbreviation of Doctor of Physical Science.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person forced to flee from home or country


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Miller would bring a stack of T-shirts with the phrase "DP Buster" splashed across the front whenever he worked with a team, awarding one to players who broke up a double play with a take-out slide.

    The Cultural Divide of 'Takeout Slides'

  • I love the title DP gave the article "Denver's pot license process often hazy" ..

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • The new RTCA DP Instrument (DP is short for dual plate) is applicable for flexible low-throughput research assays and uses up to three 16-well plates for simultaneous experiments.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • However, let's remember that the DP is a news aggregator site, and in terms of punditry we should be comparing ourselves to "Roger's Rants" rather than the DP.

    Your Right Hand Thief

  • I'm pleased to say here that I've never noticed this "politicalness" in DP's writings -- could this be, perhaps, because DP is an old fart who doesn't give a sh*t about what rifle manufacturers and ammunition manufacturers think?

    Kenny Jarrett, in Perspective

  • Not to mention – in the film hierarchy nowadays, the DP is right there under the Director and so he is key in making the film look as good as it does – the actor, on the other hand, is not.

    Christian Bale ‘Terminator 4′

  • DP is a distinct design that feels right in a multitude of settings.

    Comfort Swing Chair

  • DP is a romantic suspense anthology headlined by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

    Spotlight On Cindy Gerard

  • DP is really expensive here in Australia but I might just give this a go next time I come across some.

    sticky, spicy and sweet | Homesick Texan

  • We recently got our Dublin DP at a convenience store in Tolar.

    sticky, spicy and sweet | Homesick Texan


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