When the doughboy wanted eggs, for instance, he wanted them badly, and that was all there was to it.
This story was from the lips of a doughboy whose home was in Philadelphia.
With all the panegyrics on the American doughboy during and since the war, not enough has been said or can ever be said about him.
The doughboy was afraid it was going to be some more nurses and doctors.
I saw a doughboy sitting in front of the Caf de la Paix one bright afternoon.
I was in a base hospital one day when a doughboy came in all gory about the head.
He had gone a few yards when a doughboy jumped up out of a listening post and began to signal to him.
Many of them were singing the national anthem of the doughboy, Hail!
I do not believe there is a doughboy anywhere who does not speak of it with enthusiasm and affection.
Jimmie strolled in, and there was a doughboy with whom he had had some chat on the transport.
"U.S. soldier," 1864, American English, said to have been in oral use from 1854, or from the Mexican-American War (1847), it is perhaps from resemblance of big buttons on old uniforms to a sort of biscuit of that name (1680s), but there are various other conjectures.
An infantry soldier; grunt, paddlefoot
[1867+; origin unknown; perhaps fr a resemblance between the buttons of the infantry uniform and doughboys, ''suet dumplings boiled in seawater,'' a term fr the British merchant marine]