DBA

What Does DBA Mean?

Below are the most common meanings for DBA:
  • Don't Bother Asking. DBA (Don't Bother Asking) is used to fend off an imminent question by warning that there is only bad news associated with the situation.

  • Doing Business As. DBA (Doing Business As) is a legal term to show that a trading name is not the legal name of the person who owns the business. DBA is also seen as "o/a" (Operating As) or "t/a" (Trading As).

  • Database Administrator. DBA (Database Administrator) is an IT professional responsible for installing, configuring, upgrading, administering, monitoring, maintaining, and securing an organization's databases.

Summary of Key Points

"Don't Bother Asking" is the most common definition for DBA on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

DBA
Definition:Don't Bother Asking
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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On chat forums and in texts, the most common meaning of DBA is "don't bother asking".

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Examples of DBA in Sentences

Here are examples of DBA being used in conversations:
  • I've received my exam results. DBA.
Of note, DBA can also be a reply to a question.
  • Person A: How did your exams go?
  • Person B: DBA.
  • (In these examples, DBA means "don't bother asking".)
  • Mark Jones DBA Mark Batty.
  • (Here, DBA means "doing business as".)
  • I can't find anything I need these days. That new DBA has messed it all up.
  • (Here, DBA means "database administrator".)

An Academic Look at DBA

DBA is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Dee Bee Ay). (NB: Initialisms contrast with acronyms, which are spoken like words.)

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Second Definition for DBA

This meaning was also noted:

DBA
Definition:Doing Business As
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults

Summary of Key Points

Third Definition for DBA

This meaning was also noted:

DBA
Definition:Database Administrator
Type:Cyber Term
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults

Example of DBA Used in a Text

 
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See Also

DAM (don't ask me) DAMHIK (don't ask me how i know) DAQ (don't ask questions) DADT (don't ask don't tell)

AOB (any other business) B2B (business to business) BAU (business as usual) BD (business development)

DBMS (database management system) CMS (content management system)