Desmond

Definition

Slang

  • noun a lower second university degree, a 2.2 (two-two). This is a student’s witticism playing on the name of the black South African community leader Bishop Desmond Tutu. The word was in vogue in 1986 and gave rise to a number of other joky euphemisms, such as Douglas, Pattie, Taiwan, Richard, etc.
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