This means dnd: do not disturb
The abbreviation “dnd” stands for the English phrase “do not disturb”, which means something like “(please) do not disturb” and is also used in this sense. The abbreviation can be found in almost every area. “DND” expresses in a professional to private context that someone is busy atm or not available.
Alternative meanings of dnd
While “dnd” usually means “Do Not Disturb”, the abbreviation has two other well-known meanings. The Pen & Paper RPG “Dungeons & Dragons” is not only abbreviated to “D&D”, but also to “DnD” or “dnd”. This notation can be found especially online or as a hashtag, where special characters are not always displayed correctly. Likewise, in the software field, the expression “drag and drop” of files is abbreviated to “dnd”.
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This is how you use dnd
You can use the abbreviation “dnd” with different meanings, paying attention to the context. In professional communication, colleagues will think less about the role play “dnd” than a request that you do not want to be disturbed. The abbreviation is now also widespread in German.
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