a person driven or expelled from his or her homeland by war, famine, tyranny, etc. Abbreviation: DP, D.P.
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Origin of displaced person
First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for displaced person
a person forced from his home or country, esp by war or revolutionAbbreviation: DP
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