Definition of DTs in English:

DTs

plural noun

informalusually the DTs
  • Delirium tremens.

    ‘a terrible case of the DTs’
    • ‘Withdrawal symptoms from alcohol are often popularly called rum fits or DT's.’
    • ‘However, the DT's may occur up to two weeks after the last drink.’
    • ‘They've white knuckled it through the DT's, but haven't acquired the skills needed to build and maintain stable successful lives.’
    • ‘The DTs usually start 24 to 72 hours after a chronic alcoholic either stops or limits drinking.’
    • ‘The DTs can be a lethal type of alcohol withdrawal that will result in death unless the alcoholic receives immediate medical treatment.’

Origin

Mid 19th century abbreviation, originally in the singular form DT (now rare).

Pronunciation

DTs

/diːˈtiːz/