Origin of doughboy
Examples from the Web for doughboys
It was something that the doughboys brought back with them.
But the girl had her reward, in the looks of gratitude which the doughboys gave her.
There were rumors that one or two doughboys had been kissed, but I was unable to substantiate these reports.The A.E.F.|Heywood Broun
Your own sister dances with doughboys who'd be a lot happier if she'd leave them alone.The Guarded Heights|Wadsworth Camp
In spite of the lack of co-operation by the Germans, the doughboys gained valuable knowledge during their stay in the trenches.Our Army at the Front|Heywood Broun
Nine American Red Cross infirmaries were operated at base ports and along the lines of communication for our doughboys.
British Dictionary definitions for doughboys
Word Origin and History for doughboys
"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.
Culture definitions for doughboys
United States infantry soldiers who served in World War I.