What Does DNDC Mean in a Text?

DNDC means "Don't Know Don't Care." The abbreviation DNDC is a way of expressing disinterest emphatically or disdain for some new information. It's most commonly used as a dramatic response, often to gossip. It can also be written DKDC.

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When I write DNDC, I mean this:

meaning of DNDC

DNDC means you're indifferent to something you've just been told.

Summary of Key Points

"Don't Know Don't Care" is the most common definition for DNDC on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Don't Know Don't Care
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

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Examples of DNDC in Sentences

Here are examples of DNDC being used in conversations:
  • Becky: Hey! Did you hear who Rita's new boyfriend is?
  • Pip: Why should I have heard? He's my ex now so DNDC.
  • Sophie: What's the homework tonight?
  • Kim: DNDC. I never do it anyway.

An Academic Look at DNDC

DNDC is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Dee Enn Dee Cee), but as this is harder to say than "Don't know, don't care," it is not often spoken using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation DNDC is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I don't give a damn" instead of DNDC. -->

Example of DNDC Used in a Text

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