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Jan 3, 2007 04:48 AM

What does "DH" mean?


I've seen "DH" on several posts, and I surmise that it refers to a significant other or spouse, but what does the acronym stand for?

      1. re: janedoe67

        Or Darn Husband, depending on one's temperament.

        1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

          Or tendency to euphemize...

          I'm not gonna whine, since many of the folks who use "DH" on a regular basis are DPs (Dear Posters) of mine, but I do find it a tad cloying. I suppose it's a cultural thing; our family has always expressed its endearments up close and directly to one another, and affected a certain calm astringency in public.

          1. re: Will Owen

            Personally, I find it unbearable, and I admit that I usually stop reading a post once I come across it. But I have an unusually low tolerance for cutesiness, jargon, or public displays of endearments (My family is not exactly known for expression of endearments. There are occasionally extremely awkward hugs, but only if we haven't seen each other in over six months.)

            1. re: curiousbaker

              Ha! We must be related. I find DH unbearable as well. But then LOL also drives me crazy when people use it in reference to something they themselves have said (as in, "boy do i crack myself up!"). I agree that if typing out my husband, boyfriend, significant other, etc., is too much hassle, a simple initial is a non-annoying alternative, as Rubee said.

              1. re: curiousbaker

                bleech! I find it cloying as well.
                And my family hugs and kisses, even if we haven't seen each other in 10 years (yes, Italians!), so it's not just about public displays in general.
                Anonymous internet positioning, no thanks.

        2. I always thought it was meant to be a bit tongue in cheek- and just one more acronym to remember. Here is a link:

          1. Posts are full of acronyms, you'll do better keeping this link handy:


            1. If your from Chicago or a SNL fan....Da Husband

                heres and abbreviations glossary that might help