What Does IDC Mean in a Text?

Below are the most common meanings for IDC:
  • I Don't Care. IDC (I Don't Care) is used to show indifference at some news. It is particularly powerful because it suggests that the news is not even worthy of the full words "I don't care."

  • In Due Course. IDC (In Due Course) is used to explain that something will happen in the future at the expected time in a sequence.

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When I write IDC, I mean this:

meaning of IDC

IDC means "I don't care" or "in due course."

Summary of Key Points

"I Don't Care" is the most common definition for IDC on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:I Don't Care
Guessability:guessability level 4
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Examples of IDC in Sentences

Here are examples of IDC being used in conversations:
  • Charlie: Matt and I are flying to the airport tonight.
  • Jordan: IDC
  • (Here, IDC means "I don't care." Note: For added effect, write idc in lowercase as this suggests you can't even be bothered to press Caps Lock.)
  • Confirmation will be sent idc.
  • (Here, IDC means "In due course." It carries the connotation of "Once the prerequisites have been done, confirmation will be sent." In this meaning, IDC is often written idc (i.e., in lowercase.)

An Academic Look at IDC

When IDC means "In due course," it is an adverb of time. When it means "I don't care," it is a standalone declarative sentence. However, it can also be used like a transitive verb (i.e., one that takes a direct object) which translates as "I don't care about…". For example:
  • IDC about the money.
  • (Here, the direct object is the money.)
IDC is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Aye Dee See). (NB: Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.)

Second Definition for IDC

This meaning was also noted:
Definition:In Due Course
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Example of IDC Used in a Text

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