noun, plural Boche, Boches [bosh, bawsh] /bɒʃ, bɔʃ/.
Origin of Boche
Examples from the Web for boche
Historical Examples of boche
Madame Boche was going to a tailor who was late in mending an overcoat for her husband.
Boche, who was on the watch this morning, saw him tranquilly nod adieu.
Madame Boche held up her arms to heaven, uttering all sorts of exclamations.
And the uproar increased from an act of vigor on Madame Boche's part.
My-Boots and the Gaudrons went down to the dance with Boche sneaking along after them.
noun derogatory, slang (esp in World Wars I and II)
Word Origin for Boche
1914, from French slang, "rascal," of unknown origin, applied by soldiers to Germans in World War I. Another theory traces it to French Allemand "German," in eastern French Al(le)moche, altered contemptuously to Alboche by association with caboche, a slang word for "head," literally "cabbage" (cf. tete de boche, French for "German" in an 1887 slang dictionary). All the French terms are no older than mid-19c.