POC

1. What does POC stand for?

Piece of crap

A milder version of POS; sometimes refers to a piece of junk, but may also used as an exclamation towards someone else, i.e., in online gaming, when someone sneaks up behind you and kills your character, you might type, "POC!"

Example

Ah, POC! I forgot to pick up my clothes at the dry cleaner today.

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Updated December 26, 2013
2. What does POC stand for?

Proof of concept

A demonstration that shows the potential of a concept or theory; used in multiple fields, such as business, filmmaking, and science; also used in software development to demonstrate how a program will solve a problem fulfill a particular need.

Example

The software team will present the POC to our clients next week.

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Updated January 23, 2013
3. What does POC stand for?

Point of contact

Refers to the person you are supposed to meet or check in with at a location, or who you are supposed to communicate with via email; often displayed on business proposals and marketing materials.

Example

When you arrive, ask for the vice president of sales. He will be your POC.

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Updated February 14, 2013
4. Who does "POC" refer to?

Person of color

POC stands for "Person of color," or "People of color." It is commonly used in America to refer to individuals with skin tones that differ from white Caucasians.

The acronym is often used online and in text messages when describing the experience of a member of a minority group. It has grown in popularity in the 2010s as more discourse about racial issues has been exchanged on social media.

While it typically refers to African Americans, it is not limited to a single ethnic group. Some other groups it may refer to are Asian Americans, Latino Americans, Middle Eastern Americans, and Native Americans.

Example

As a POC, I care deeply about what's going on in Ferguson.
I think all people should be interested in what's going on there.

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Updated June 1, 2020

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