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Meaning of DN


What Does DN Mean?

DN means "Doing Nothing". The abbreviation DN lets someone know you are not doing anything. This could be at a moment in time or in response to a question about something specific.

The abbreviation DN can also mean "Don't Know" (i.e., You do not know the answer to a question. For example: "I DN what time the game starts, do you?")
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Definition for DN

DN means "Doing Nothing". This is the most common definition for DN on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about DN:

DN
Definition:Doing Nothing
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write DN, I mean this:

meaning of DN
DN means "Doing Nothing"
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Examples of DN in Sentences

Here are examples of DN being used in conversations:
  • Ellie: Are you busy?
  • Jess: Busy DN. It's my day off.
  • Steve: How are you going to respond to that letter you got?
  • Sam: By DN.

An Academic Look at DN

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Dee Enn"), DN is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

DN is typically used as a verb (i.e., a doing word). For example:

  • She spent the day DN.
  • (Here, DN is being used as a verb.)

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "I'm not doing anything" instead of DN.

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Second Definition for DN

This meaning was also noted:

DN
Definition:Don't Know
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
A Text with DN

Using DN on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)

 
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