What is dept short for?


Dept is short for department. People use this common abbreviation when discussing depts of all kinds, including police depts, fire depts, bakery depts, and health depts.

You may also see dept used in the phrase "that's not my dept." If someone sends you this phrase, it means the thing you asked them about is not their speciality or responsibility.


Who is your dept head? I need to speak to them

A woman criticizing your dept

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Updated September 29, 2022

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