demob

[ dee-mob ]
/ diˈmɒb /
Chiefly British Informal.

noun

a person who has been demobilized.

verb (used with object), de·mobbed, de·mob·bing.

to discharge (a person) from the armed forces; demobilize.

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Origin of demob

First recorded in 1915–20; originally short for demobilize
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British Dictionary definitions for demob

demob
/ (diːˈmɒb) British informal /

verb -mobs, -mobbing or -mobbed

short for demobilize

noun

  1. short for demobilizationSee demobilization
  2. (as modifier)a demob suit
a soldier who has been demobilized
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