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doolie1

[doo-lee] /ˈdu li/
noun, Slang.
1.
a first-year cadet in the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Origin of doolie1
origin uncertain

dooly

or doolie, dhooly

[doo-lee] /ˈdu li/
noun, plural doolies.
1.
(in India) a simple litter, often used to transport sick or wounded persons.
Origin
1615-25; < Hindi ḍōlī litter

doolie2

[doo-lee] /ˈdu li/
noun
1.
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doolie

noun

A first-year cadet

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[1950s+ Air Force Academy; origin uncertain; perhaps fr Greek doulos, ''slave,'' which is the source of the early 1800s British schoolboy term doul, ''fag, senior boy's personal menial among the junior boys''; perhaps fr the West Point term ducrot, ''inferior or despised cadet'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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