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What Does DC Mean in a Text?

On TikTOK, DC means "Dance Challenge" or "Dance Credit." In gaming, DC means "Disconnect." More widely, DC means "Don't Care" and "Washington."

Here is more information about each of these definitions of DC.

Dance Challenge or Dance Credit (TikTok)

The abbreviation DC is used on TikTok to tag dance videos. It means "Dance Challenge" and represents a challenge from one user to another to try to copy their dance steps.

DCs are usually original dance routines that the creator hopes will go viral. Other users normally have to use the same song or music, and follow the exact same dance steps.

People participating in a DC will challenge other users by tagging them. They may also use DC to give "Dance Credit" to the creator of the challenge.

DC is usually preceded by a hasthag (#DC) and is sometimes typed in full (#dancechallenge).

Disconnect

DC is used in gaming with the meaning "Disconnect." In this context, it means that a player has (either voluntarily or involuntarily) lost their connection to the game.

Don't Care

DC is also used in text messaging with the meaning "Don't Care." The use of DC in this context expresses a lack of interest on the part of the sender.

Washington

DC is widely used as shorthand to refer to Washington DC, the capital of the USA. DC officially refers to the District of Columbia, where Washington is situated.

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meaning of DC

On TikTok, #DC is usually "Dance Challenge."

Summary of Key Points for First Definition for DC

"Dance Challenge" or "Dance Credit" are the most common definitions for DC on TikTok.
DC
Definition:Dance Challenge, Dance Credit
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for Second Definition

"Disconnect" is the most common definition for DC in gaming related communications, on apps such as Discord, TeamSpeak and Telegram.
DC
Definition:Disconnect
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for Third Definition

"Don't Care" is another common definition for DC on Snapchat, Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
DC
Definition:Don't Care
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Summary of Key Points for Fourth Definition

"Washington" is a common definition for DC in speech, as well as in text messaging.
DC
Definition:Washington
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 1
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of DC in Sentences

Here are examples of DC being used in conversations:
  • Carrie: I lost you there! Did you DC?
  • Gail: Yeah, sorry. My internet dropped.
  • Carrie: You're internet is always doing that. Its sucks!
  • Gail: I called the cable company, but they DC. It's all part of living in DC.
  • (Here DC is being used with the meanings "Disconnect," "Don't Care" and "Washington.")

Example of DC Used in a Text

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