emerg

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Abbreviation of emergency.

Pronunciation[edit]

(Canada) IPA(key): /iːˈmərd͡ʒ/

Noun[edit]

emerg

  1. (Canada slang) The emergency department of a hospital.
    • 2009, January 17, Daniel Dale, “Ambulance waits get longer”, Toronto Star:
      These EMS people, who should just walk into the emerg, drop their patient off, and then leave, are frozen in the emerg for a long period of time, because there aren't enough resources there.
    • 2009, May 26, Theresa Boyle and Tanya Talaga, “Swine flu Factor Probed in death”, Toronto Star:
      “Rather than going to emerg and getting admitted and having the condition over a period of time, we understand that the event happened fairly quickly.
    • 2009, October 1, Theresa Boyle, “Second swine-flu wave hits Toronto, southern Ontario”, Toronto Star:
      “What we've seen in the last few days is a number of cases that have come to emerg departments.

References[edit]

  • “emerg” in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004.

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