Definition of Doughboy

1. Noun. An American infantryman in World War I.




2. Noun. A rounded lump of dough that is deep-fried and served as hot bread. "The doughboy was a predecessor of the doughnut"
Generic synonyms: Friedcake

Definition of Doughboy

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Doughboy

1. an infantryman [n -BOYS] - See also: infantryman

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Doughboy

doucines
doucker
doucs
doudouk
doudouks
doufu
doufuhua
doufus
dough
dough-baked
dough-nut
doughball
doughbird
doughbirds
doughboy (current term)
doughboys
doughed
doughface
doughfaceism
doughfaces
doughier
doughiest
doughily
doughiness
doughing
doughless
doughlike
doughmaking
doughnut

Literary usage of Doughboy

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1. Neighbors Henceforth by Owen Wister (1922)
"XX THE COOK AND THE doughboy '' Splendid day. ... floor to know that he was a doughboy. "Bon jour," some one answered him. ..."

2. War Memories by Frank Alexander Holden (1922)
"THE doughboy This was our first experience in riding in little French box cars. ... Oh! the life of a doughboy. I know. I was a Second Lieutenant from the ..."

3. Buddy Ballads: Songs of the A.E.F. by Braley, Berton (1919)
"Oh, Boy, doughboy, Grab your pack an' kit, A fresh division's needed, ... Oh, Boy, doughboy, Time for you to march! The general looks at the map an' dopes ..."

4. A Narrative of a Visit to the Australian Colonies by James Backhouse (1843)
"doughboy Island.—Black-backed Gull.— Commandant bewildered in the Forest.—State of the Penal Settlement.— Scurvy.—Educated Prisoners.—School.—Employment. ..."

5. First Call: Guide Posts to Berlin by Arthur Guy Empey (1918)
"... CHAPTER III "HORSE SOLDIER," "WAGON SOLDIER," OR "doughboy"? A LTHOUGH war is not exactly a "pink tea" ** and Sherman had the right idea of it, ..."

6. In Camp and Trench: Songs of the Fighting Forces by Berton Braley (1918)
"... THE doughboy HE kicks about his sergeant And he kicks about his chow, He grumbles at the drilling And he makes an awful row When the bugle blows ..."

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