dough + boy; reason of concatenation unknown. Dated from 1847, during the Mexican-American War.
doughboy (plural doughboys)
- (US) An American infantryman, especially one from World War I.
Last modified on 29 November 2012, at 12:18
- ^ “doughboy”, Wordorigins.org, Dave Wilton, Monday, January 05, 2009.