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dogface

[dawg-feys, dog-] /ˈdɔgˌfeɪs, ˈdɒg-/
noun, Older Slang.
1.
an enlisted man in the U.S. Army, especially an infantryman in World War II.
Origin of dogface
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45; dog + face
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Slang definitions & phrases for dogface

dogface

modifier

: a dogface, paddlefoot private

noun

A soldier, esp an infantry private: Few wanted to be dogfaces (1930s+ Army)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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