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The term came into popular use among soldiers and veterans to describe missing soldiers as 86'd. Rather than describe buddies missing in action, it was slang to describe the MIA as violating UCMJ Sub Chapter X Article 86.
The true origin of the word comes from U.S. Army cooks from the late 1800s early 1900s.If the soup or the stew was prepared to proper recipe, the cook would get 86 ladle fulls from the batch. When it was finished he would pronounce " The stew has been 86'd."
Used by Green Day in a song after they were 'kicked out' of the punk scene in their home area, after gaining major label success.