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DNQ

1. An initialism of "did not qualify," referring to someone who failed to qualify to participate in some activity, especially a sporting event. Often used informally as a verb. Their top athlete DNQ due to an injury. The NASCAR driver DNQ'd at Talladega after the front wheel came off his car.
2. An initialism of "do not quote," used in science fiction/fantasy fandoms to refer to content not intended to be distributed. Used especially in the context of fanzines and fan ezines. Although the document had been marked DNQ, it became widely distributed among local sci-fi clubs in the greater Bay Area. There are several notes for the ezine editor that are DNQ—make sure no one sees them but her!
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