[Ads-l] Slight Antedating of "Demob," v.

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Feb 14 13:03:00 UTC 2015

demob, v. (OED 1919 [1 Feb.])

1919 _Daily Mail_ (Hull, England) 25 Jan. 4 (British Newspapers 1600-1950)  Sergeant Bandsman Rice, late of the King's Royal Rifles, and Trooper A. Maskill, late of the 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays), are both under his management, and they have been "demobbed" after long and gallant service in France.

Fred Shapiro

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