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EtymologyEdit

dog +‎ face

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

dogface (plural dogfaces)

  1. (US military, slang) A foot soldier, especially during World War II.
    • 1962 (2006), Joseph Commings, "The X Street Murders", The Mammoth Book of Perfect Crimes & Impossible Mysteries
      Yass. I never got above the rank of shavetail. We were the dogfaces who gave ’em hell at Chateau Thierry.
  2. (slang, derogatory) An ugly person.
  3. Either of two pierid butterflies of the New World genus Zerene.