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  • n. Diesel fuel for cars and lorries

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  • n. diesel oil used in cars and lorries with diesel engines; from d(iesel) e(ngine) r(oad) v(ehicle)

Etymologies

As an initialism of Diesel Engine Road Vehicle. (Wiktionary)

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  • "My God! Edgington was holding a mug of tea! How did he do it? He pointed to a tin brewing over a derv fire. Sgt. Mick Ryan comes across. He is dripping with sweat - was it fear of work?"
    - Spike Milligan, 'Mussolini: My Part In His Downfall.'

    April 18, 2009