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GI Joe

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noun
an enlisted soldier in the U.S. Army, especially in World War II.
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Origin of GI Joe

First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for GI Joe

GI Joe

noun
US informal a US enlisted soldier; a GI
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Cultural definitions for GI Joe

GI Joe

A nickname for United States soldiers, particularly during World War II. GI is short for government issue, a descriptive term for supplies distributed by the government.

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