a term used to refer to DC, Maryland, Virginia as a unit. Origin is disputable - but started being used widely circa 2009 in radio spots, gogo music (Wale, Mambo Sauce) and for party promotion. The masses embrace the term, while many NATIVE and TRUE Washingtonians resent it.
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by 4thGenerationWashingtonian February 23, 2010
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DMV is known nationwide as "The Department Of Motor Vehicles" where you get your tags, licence, ID, and other legal documents with your state.

In the DC Metro Area, it is slang term for the DC metro area. It is a term that has been recognized as far back as 2004 when local R&B and Hip Hop stations "WKYS 93.9" and "WPGC 95.5" started advertising themselves as radio stations that play the biggest hits in the DC area. As the time has passed by (and thanks to Wale), it has become a widely known term for the DC metro area. There have been local international calling cards that also bore the name "DMV" as far back as 2000, but never were able to popularize the name for the DC metro area like the way the radio stations did. It is not a popular term in the actual "DMV" area as many people prefer to represent their areas of DC which are: PG, NoVA, Route 1/The Highway (Richmond Highway portion), Chirilagua/Arlandria, South Arlington, and many smaller communities.
Non Local: "I hear you are from the DMV"
DC Local: "Nahh fool, I'm from the Highway"
Non Local: "What part of the DMV is that?"
DC Local: "I just told you!" "The Highway." "You know?" "Richmond Highway." "Sacramento Square." "You're slacking!"

Then of course DMV is self explanatory, unless you live in Maryland, which they call that government department the MVA.
by 14th Street DC October 24, 2010
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wife: how was the dmv honey?
husband: you would have thought i was in russia waiting for a crust of bread for my starving baby
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Department of Motor Vehicles. The William Shakespeare of the worst place to wait in line for!!!!
I can't believe I had to wait in line for 2 hours to get a new fucking ID!!! I piss on the DMV's face!
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The DMV stands for the DC, Maryland and Virginia area. Although we are viewed as one collective culture we are very divided. Dc and pg are very similar apposed to the rest of Maryland. Dc being the realest (most hood) with pg playing catch up. Apart from pg most of Maryland is suburban. Gogo music is a city(dc) thang but many parts of Maryland fuck wit it too. VA stands alone completely different can't tel u bout them. Baltimore even though it is really a part of Maryland its not considered that by us its just bmore, we don't fuck with each other for some reason. From the D to the M to the V different niggas different hoods different ways of life and different slang and style. Any hood in dc could have different slang then the rest. We all think we got the best style and AINT NOBODY FUCKIN WIT US.almost every other nigga sell Pac if u sell Reggie you need to do better. The phrase"no love in my city" stands strong in dc because we only fuck with day 1s or A1s. Jacs backwoods carryout and mambo sauce. Fuk u mean
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abbr.: Department of Motor Vehicles.
"I've been to hell and I spell it, I spell it DMV." - Primus
by BillG April 18, 2005
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