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See also: Dt, dT, dt., dt', and ḏt


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DT (countable and uncountable, plural DTs)

  1. (American football, Canadian football) Initialism of defensive tackle.
  2. (law enforcement) Abbreviation of (police) detective.
  3. (education) Initialism of design and technology.
  4. (aviation) Abbreviation of dethermalizer.
  5. (television) Initialism of digital television.
  6. (psychiatry) Initialism of delirium tremens.
    • 1966, Thomas Pynchon, chapter 5, in The Crying of Lot 49, New York: Bantam Books, published 1976, →ISBN, page 95:
      She knew, because she had held him, that he suffered DT's. Behind the initials was a metaphor, a delirium tremens, a trembling unfurrowing of the mind's ploughshare.
  7. (medicine) Initialism of diphtheria and tetanus (a type of combination vaccine).
  8. (slang) Abbreviation of detention.
    • 1974 Winter, Constance K. Lundberg, Kathryn L. Schuler, “Salt Lake County Juvenile Court – Focus on the Intake Officer, 1971–74”, in Journal of Contemporary Law[1], volume 1, number 1, page 49:
      If a child is dangerous, likely to run or if his parents cannot be found, he is placed in detention, often called DT. Detention officers may then release the child from detention as soon as his parents are contacted, or they may keep the child in DT until the next court day, when a detention hearing will be scheduled.
    • 1993, Martyn Godfrey, Please Remove Your Elbow from My Ear, New York, NY: Avon Books, →ISBN, page 11:
      There were five people in DT, and we were all seventh graders. ¶ “Hurry up, Mr. Sprague. Look busy.” Mr. Waddell sported his mean look.
  9. (slang) Abbreviation of drug test.

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Coordinate terms[edit]

  • (vaccine): Td

Proper noun[edit]


  1. Initialism of Daily Telegraph.





  1. Abbreviation of Dachterrasse.



DT(どうてい) (dōtei

  1. (slang) Abbreviation of 童貞 (dōtei).


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DT m or f (plural DTs)

  1. (Latin America, soccer) Initialism of director técnico (manager (UK), coach (US)).
    Synonym: (Spain) entrenador