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Noun: dishonorable discharge
Usage: US
  1. A discharge from the armed forces for a grave offense (as sabotage, espionage, cowardice or murder)

Derived forms: dishonorable discharges

Type of: chuck [Brit, informal], discharge, dismissal, dismission, firing, heave-ho [informal], liberation, release, sack, sacking, severance, the axe [informal], the boot [informal], the chop [Brit, informal]

Encyclopedia: Dishonorable discharge