GI Joe


noun

an enlisted soldier in the U.S. Army, especially in World War II.

Origin of GI Joe

First recorded in 1940–45
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Related Words for gi joe

doughboy, serviceperson

British Dictionary definitions for gi joe

GI Joe

noun

US informal a US enlisted soldier; a GI
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gi joe in Culture

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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