Where did the term "being drummed out of the military" originate?
#106804. Asked by 1john39. (Jul 03 09 5:48 PM)
Drumming out is the historical act of being dishonorably dismissed from military service to the sound of a drum.
The earliest recorded reference to drumming out comes in a figurative use of the phrase, in Thomas Amory's The life of John Buncle, in 1766.
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