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Meaning of DND

What Does DND Mean?

DND means "Do Not Disturb". The abbreviation DND means someone doesn’t want to be troubled or interrupted. It is most commonly used in hotels and the workplace, where it tells others not to knock or walk in.

DND can also stand for the popular role playing game "Dungeons and Dragons".

The phrase "Do Not Delete" can also be abbreviated as DND and means something must not be erased. For example:
  • Fred: I've finally finished writing and printing my report.
  • Geoff: You'd better make sure you write DND all over the file then!
DND can also stand for "Drunk and Disorderly", meaning someone has consumed so much alcohol that they are behaving badly. For example:
  • Tony: Did the Police charge you after you were sick outside the pub?
  • Yvette: Yes. DND. I'm never going to drink again.
The wider context of the message would tell you which meaning was applicable.
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Definition for DND

DND means "Do Not Disturb". This is the most common definition for DND on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about DND:

Definition:Do Not Disturb
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
An Image for DND
When I write DND, I mean this:

meaning of DND
DND means "Do Not Disturb."

Examples of DND in Sentences

Here are examples of DND being used in conversations:
  • Stuart: Regular naps prevent old age, especially if you take them while driving.
  • Nick: I suppose you hang a DND sign on the boot as well?
  • Paul: It's going to be a late night tonight.
  • Mike: No problem. We can just hang the DND sign outside the hotel room.

An Academic Look at DND

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

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Second Definition for DND

This meaning was also noted:

Definition:Drunk and Disorderly (see also D&D)
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
A Text with DND

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


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