demob (v.) 1920, short for DEMOBILIZE (Cf. demobilize). Originally in reference to World War I troops returning to civilian life. Related: Demobbed.

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  • demob — (demobilize) de·mob || ‚diː mÉ’b n. discharge from military service; disband an army …   English contemporary dictionary

  • demob — Brit. informal ► VERB (demobbed, demobbing) ▪ demobilize. ► NOUN ▪ demobilization …   English terms dictionary

  • demob — [dē mäb′] vt. demobbed, demobbing [Brit. Informal] to demobilize n. [Brit. Informal] demobilization …   English World dictionary

  • demob — [[t]diːmɒ̱b[/t]] N UNCOUNT Someone s demob is their release from the armed forces. [BRIT, INFORMAL] I didn t get back to Brussels until after my demob... Didn t they give you a demob suit? …   English dictionary

  • demob — UK [diːˈmɒb] / US [dɪˈmɑb] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms demob : present tense I/you/we/they demob he/she/it demobs present participle demobbing past tense demobbed past participle demobbed British informal old fashioned to demobilize …   English dictionary

  • Demob (band) — Demob Origin Gloucester, United Kingdom Genres Punk rock Years active 1978–1983, 2001 2008, 2011 present Labels Round Ear, Amber …   Wikipedia

  • Demob (TV series) — Demob was a short lived British comedy drama television series, which screened for one season in 1993. The series was set in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and starred Martin Clunes and Griff Rhys Jones as two ex army friends who decide to try… …   Wikipedia

  • demob Brit. — demob Brit. [di: mɒb] informal verb (demobs, demobbing, demobbed) demobilize. noun demobilization …   English new terms dictionary

  • demob happy — Carefree in anticipation of being relieved of one s responsibilities • • • Main Entry: ↑demobilize …   Useful english dictionary

  • demob — I. transitive verb Date: 1919 chiefly British demobilize II. noun Date: 1945 chiefly British the act or process of demobilizing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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