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What Does VC Mean in a Text?

VC usually means "Voice Chat" or "Video Chat." It also means "Video Creator," "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City," "VanCleef," "Viet Cong," and "Venture Capital." Here is more information about all of these definitions of this extremely versatile abbreviation!

Voice Chat / Video Chat

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VC is widely used with the meanings "Voice Chat," or "Video Chat" to refer to direct communication by voice or with video, as opposed to text messaging. For example:

  • Give me a call on VC. I need to explain this to you.
  • Let's go to VC. I want to see your face.

Video Creator

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VC also means "Video Creator," which is any app or program which can be used to record, edit and share videos. (The most popular video creator at the moment, is the one incorporated into the video sharing app TikTok.)

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

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In gaming, VC often refers to the Vice City edition of the Grand Theft Auto game series. VC is one of the most popular games ever published and is available on IOS and Android.

VanCleef

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Also in gaming, VC is used to refer to the dungeon Deadmines in World of Warcraft, in order to avoid confusion with another dungeon called Dire Maul. VC stems from the surname of last boss in the dungeon, Edwin VanCleef.

Note: The use of VC or DM to refer to the Deadmines dungeon is a hotly debated topic in WOW circles.

Viet Cong

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VC was widely used during the 1950s, 60s and 70s, to refer to the "Viet Cong" guerrilla forces that fought in support of the North Vietnamese Army against South Vietnam and the US. The VC were officially disbanded in 1976, when Vietnam was united under a communist government.

In 2003, the first version of a first-person shooter video game called "Viet Cong" was published for Microsoft Windows. Further versions, expansion packs and add-ons were subsequently released for other platforms. The game enjoyed limited success, but is still available to purchase.

Venture Capital

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In the world of finance, VC is used to mean "Venture Capital" (sometimes "Venture Capitalist"). In this context, VC is a form of financing that is provided to (usually new) companies, in exchange for equity in the business.

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When I write VC, I mean this:

meaning of VC

VC also means "Voice Chat," "Video Chat," "Video Creator," "Vice City," "VanCleef," and "Viet Cong."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for VC

"Voice Chat" or "Video Chat" are the most common definitions for VC in gaming circles and on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
VC
Definition:Voice Chat or Video Chat
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for VC

"Video Creator" is another definition for VC.
VC
Definition:Video Creator
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Third Definition for VC

On gaming related apps, such as Discord and TeamSpeak, VC often means "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City."
VC
Definition:Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Fourth Definition for VC

In gaming, VC also means "VanCleef."
VC
Definition:VanCleef
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Fifth Definition for VC

VC can also mean "Viet Cong."
VC
Definition:Viet Cong
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Sixth Definition for VC

In Financial circles, VC usually means "Venture Capital" or "Venture Capitalist."
VC
Definition:Venture Capital / Venture Capitalist
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:guessability level 4

4: Difficult to guess

Typical Users:typical user

Specialists

Examples of VC in Sentences

Here are some more examples of VC being used in conversations:
  • Gamer 1: What are you playing?
  • Gamer 2: VC.
  • Gamer 1: Vietnam VC or GTAVC?
  • Gamer 2: Let's go to VC.
  • (Here, VC means "Viet Cong" and "Grand Theft Auto: Vice City." It also means either "Voice Chat" or "Video Chat.")
  • Sal: How do you post videos to TikTok?
  • Al: You have to use the VC in the app.
  • (Here, VC means "Video Creator.")

An Academic Look at VC

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VC is both an initialism abbreviation and an acronym. It is pronounced using its individual letters, which means that it is an initialism. However, these same letters are also typically pronounced as a word "vee-see."

Example of VC Used in a Text

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