dehire

or de-hire

[ dee-hahyuh r ]
/ diˈhaɪər /

verb (used with object), de·hired, de·hir·ing.

to discharge from employment; fire, especially at the executive level and generally with an attempt to be tactful.

Nearby words

  1. degu,
  2. degum,
  3. degust,
  4. degustation,
  5. degut,
  6. dehisce,
  7. dehiscence,
  8. dehiscent,
  9. dehiwala-mount lavinia,
  10. dehooker

Origin of dehire

First recorded in 1965–70; de- + hire

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