- 3.Dance credit
|ISP||Internet Service Provider|
|mbps||Megabits per second|
|AFK||Away from keyboard|
|AYT||Are you there?|
|BAK||Back at keyboard|
"Dc" is an abbreviation parents often use for "daycare" in online forums, email messages, texts, and social media. For example, a husband may text his wife, "Can you pick up Henry from dc? My meeting is running late."
If you are new to parenting and traversing parenting forums and social media groups, dc is just one of many terms you will encounter. Some other common ones include puks, SAHP, mom shaming, bonus dad, and CIO.
|WOHM||Working outside home mom|
|puks||Pick up the kids|
|KOS||Kid over shoulder|
|CIO||Cry it out|
|DINK||Double income no kids|
|Mom shaming||Bullying a mom for her parenting choices|
|Bonus dad||A man who co-parents a child|
|SAT||Sorry about that|
TikTokers sometimes include DC in the captions of their videos when giving credit to the original creator of a dance move. For example, when a user posts a video of herself doing a new dance move, she may caption it with, "Obsessed with this. DC: @doeJohn."
TikTokers began using DC in the late-2010s to quickly give props to the original creators of a dance move. As a result, users recognize the acronym as proper etiquette instead of blatantly ripping off content. TikTokers may also use IB instead of DC, which stands for "inspired by."
|APAC||All praise and credit|
|TikToker||A TikTok user|
|Influencer||A social media user who affects others' behaviors|
Gamers use dc to note that they or another player has disconnected from an online game. For example, if you are playing LoL, and a player who appears to have been AFK sends a message saying "dc," it's likely that player actually got disconnected.
There are many reasons a player might get dc'd from a game, including:
While an untimely dc can cause you to lose a game, don't be too harsh on an ally who got dc'd. After all, they're likely just as upset about their dc as you are.