demobbed

demob

[dee-mob] Chiefly British Informal.
noun
2.
a person who has been demobilized.
verb (used with object), demobbed, demobbing.
3.
to discharge (a person) from the armed forces; demobilize.

Origin:
1915–20; orig. short for demobilize

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demob (diːˈmɒb)
 
vb , -mobs, -mobbing, -mobbed
1.  short for demobilize
 
n
2.  a.  See demobilize short for demobilization
 b.  (as modifier): a demob suit
3.  a soldier who has been demobilized

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demob
1920, short for demobilize. Originally in reference to World War I troops returning to civilian life.
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demob
demobilize
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