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DEMOB, n & i/(col, old) - short for demobilize 3nd demobilization, meaning discharge from the services. DEMOCRAT, n - a member or supporter of the Social and Liberal Democratic Party. DENIZEN, n - an individual permanently resiA TO ZED, A TO ZEE A TO ZED: A GB / US LEXIS DEPOSIT ACCOUNT dent in a foreign country where he enjoys certain rights of citizenship. DEPOSIT ACCOUNT, n - a savings account. DEPOT, n - a building used for the storage and servicing of buses or railroad engines. DERV, n - another name for diesel oil when used for road transport.

COMFORTER, n - a woolen scarf. COMMISSIONAIRE, n - a uniformed doorman at a hotel, theater, etc. COMMON, n - a tract of open public land, especially one now used as a recreational area. COMMON-OR-GARDEN, adj (old) - ordinary, unexceptional. COMMONS, THE, n - short for the House of Commons. COMMUNICATION CORD, n - a chain or cord in a train which may be pulled by a passenger to stop the train in an emergency. COMMUNITY HOME, n - a reform school for young offenders. Its formal name is community home with education on the premises.

BUST-UP, n (col) - a disturbance or brawl. BUTCHER'S, n (col) - a look at something. / had a quick butcher's at the paper before I went to work. RHYMING SLANG, from butcher's hook. BUTTERY, n - in some universities, a room in which food is sold to students. BUTTON, n - an object of no value, especially in the expression NOT WORTH A BUTTON. BUTTY, n (col) - 1. sandwich. A jam butty, a bacon butty. 2. a friend or workmate. Mainly northern English. BUZZ OFF, v- to go away, beat it. Usually imperative.

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