verb (used with object), de·mobbed, de·mob·bing.
- to discharge (a person) from the armed forces; demobilize.
verb -mobs, -mobbing or -mobbed
- short for demobilize
- short for demobilizationSee demobilization
- (as modifier)a demob suit
- a soldier who has been demobilized
1920, short for demobilize. Originally in reference to World War I troops returning to civilian life. Related: Demobbed.