ND

What Does ND Mean?

The abbreviation ND has a number of meanings, including "And," "No Drugs," "Naturopathic Doctor," "Negligent Discharge" and "North Dakota." Here is more information about each of these definitions of ND. (Examples of use can be found below.)

And

The abbreviation ND is commonly used in text-based messaging as shorthand for the word "And."

No Drugs

When used with the meaning "No Drugs," ND is most commonly found on adult dating sites, where it indicates that a user is looking for someone who does not use illegal drugs of any kind.

Naturopathic Doctor

The initials ND are used in alternative health care to indicate that a practitioner is a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (as opposed to an MD (Doctor of Medicine)).

Negligent Discharge

In shooting, the initials ND stand for "Negligent Discharge." An ND is the unintentional firing of a weapon. In the military, all unintentional discharges are usually considered NDs, as it is assumed that a trained service person has control of their weapon at all times. However, in sporting circles, unintentional discharges are sometimes referred to as ADs (Accidental Discharges).

Negligent Discharge Compilation


North Dakota

ND is also an official abbreviation for the US state of North Dakota.

Summary of Key Points

First Definition for ND

ND means "And." This is the most common definition for ND on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter.

ND
Definition:And
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Second Definition for ND

ND also means "No Drugs." This is the most common definition for ND on Craigslist, Tinder, Zoosk and Match.com, as well as on adult chat forums:

ND
Definition:No Drugs
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults

Third Definition for ND

"Naturopathic Doctor" is another definition for ND.

ND
Definition:Naturopathic Doctor
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults

Fourth Definition for ND

ND also means "Negligent Discharge."

ND
Definition:Negligent Discharge
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
3: Guessable
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Fifth Definition for ND

ND is also an official abbreviation for the state of "North Dakota."

ND
Definition:North Dakota
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

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When I write ND, I mean this:

meaning of ND
ND also means "No Drugs," "Naturopathic Doctor," "Negligent Discharge" and "North Dakota."

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Examples of ND in Sentences

Here are examples of ND being used in conversations:
  • Dater 1: My only rule is ND.
  • Dater 2: ND what about alcohol?

  • (Here ND means both "No Drugs and "And.")
  • Leigh: What have an ND and a duck got in common?
  • Chris: Stop it!

  • (Here ND means "Naturopathic Doctor.")
  • Shirley: Katie won't be going to the party. Want to go with me?
  • Chris: Why not?! What happened?
  • Shirley: We were down at the range and I had an ND and shot her in the foot.

  • (Here ND means "Negligent Discharge.")

An Academic Look at ND

In most circumstances, ND is classified as an initialism abbreviation, as it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Enn Dee"). When used to mean "Naturopathic Doctor" and "Negligent Discharge," ND is also an acronym, because it is an abbreviation spoken like a word.

When used to mean "And," ND is a contraction. Some contractions, like ND, use letters of the fully expanded word in sequence. Other contractions, like Dr, use letters from the start and end of the fully expanded version. Contractions can also be formed by replacing a letter or letters with an apostrophe (e.g., can't).

Example of ND Used in a Text

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

 
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See Also

Selves-isolating (Locking down with a partner) AEAE (and ever and ever) ASA (and so on) ASF (and so forth) DDF (drug and disease free) DOC (doctor, drug of choice) ESD (electrostatic discharge) FIX (an amount of drugs from one session) QUACK (gp or doctor)