doughboy

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

dough +‎ boy; reason of concatenation unknown. Dated from 1847, during the Mexican-American War.[1]

NounEdit

doughboy (plural doughboys)

  1. (US) An American infantryman, especially one from World War I.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ doughboy”, Wordorigins.org, Dave Wilton, Monday, January 05, 2009.
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