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What Does CD Mean?

CD means "Cooldown (Gaming Term)", "Certificate of Deposit," "Compact Disc," and "Cross Dresser."

Cooldown

In gaming, the abbreviation CD is used with the meaning "Cooldown" to refer to the period that a player has to wait before being able to use certain abilities and items again.

Certificate of Deposit

In financial services (in the US), a CD is a "Certificate of Deposit." In this context, a CD is a type of federally insured savings account that has a fixed interest rate and fixed date of withdrawal.

Compact Disc

CD is also widely used with the meaning "Compact Disc" to refer to the digital optical disc data storage format used throughout the music industry from the early 1980s. Although CDs are still available, with the advent of streaming music services and digital downloads, they have become much less popular and face a very uncertain future.

Cross Dresser

In some circles, CD is also used to mean "Cross Dresser." In this context, CD refers to someone who wears clothes and other accoutrements commonly associated with the opposite sex.

Summary of Key Points

CD means "Cooldown." This is the most common definition for CD in gaming circles and on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter.
CD
Definition:Cooldown
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s
CD also means "Certificate of Deposit."
CD
Definition:Certificate of Deposit
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults
CD means "Compact Disc." This is probably the most common definition for CD on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
CD
Definition:Compact Disc
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s
CD also means "Cross dresser." This is the most common meaning for CD on online dating sites, such as Craigslist, Tinder, Zoosk and Match.com, as well as in texts and on adult chat forums.
CD
Definition:Cross Dresser
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults

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Examples of CD in Sentences

Here are examples of CD being used in conversations:
  • Ollie: What's the CD for this spell?
  • Gail: Not sure, but you will get a sand timer when you use it.
  • (Here CD is being used with the meaning "Cooldown.")
  • Doug: I'm thinking of investing in a CD.
  • Leo: What?! CDs are so 20th century! That's no investment!
  • Doug: I'm not talking about a music CD, you dork!
  • (Here CD is being used with the meanings "Certificate of Deposit" and "Compact Disc.")
  • Sally: I told my new boyfriend that I'm a CD.
  • Carly: How did he take it?
  • Sally: Great! He's going to lend me his suit for our dinner date on Friday.
  • (Here CD is being used with the meaning "Cross Dresser.")

Example of CD Used in a Text

Using CD on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Tinder)

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