Section Eight
noun Etymology: Section VIII, Army Regulation 615-360, in effect from December 1922 to July 1944 Date: 1943 a discharge from the United States Army for military inaptitude or undesirable habits or traits of character; also a soldier receiving such a discharge

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  • Section Eight — ☆ Section Eight or Section 8 n. [from the former section number of the U.S. Army regulation governing this] 1. discharge from the armed forces because of military unsuitability, esp. psychological unfitness 2. a person given such a discharge …   English World dictionary

  • Section Eight — AmE an order that someone should be dismissed from the US army because they are crazy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Section Eight — noun uncount the process of removing someone from the U.S. military because of a serious mental or physical problem a. count a soldier removed from the U.S. military because of a serious mental or physical problem …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • section\ eight — Adjective describing something as bad in some fashion. [ED. If I remember M.A.S.H. correctly, Section 8 has to do with being insane.] Denny s is section eight …   Dictionary of american slang

  • section\ eight — Adjective describing something as bad in some fashion. [ED. If I remember M.A.S.H. correctly, Section 8 has to do with being insane.] Denny s is section eight …   Dictionary of american slang

  • section-eight — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Usage: often capitalized S&E Etymology: section eight : to discharge (a soldier) from the United States Army for military inaptitude or undesirable habits or traits of character until you … go crazy… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Section Eight — noun 1. a soldier who received a Section Eight discharge as unfit for military service • Topics: ↑military, ↑armed forces, ↑armed services, ↑military machine, ↑war machine • Hypernyms: ↑soldier 2. a discharg …   Useful english dictionary

  • section eight — sec′tion eight′ n. 1) mil (often caps.) a military discharge for physical or mental unfitness 2) mil a soldier receiving such a discharge …   From formal English to slang

  • section eight — 1. a military discharge for physical or mental unfitness as determined by an Army Regulation in effect from 1922 to 1944. 2. a soldier receiving such a discharge. [1940 45, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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