doughboy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n doughboy a rounded lump of dough that is deep-fried and served as hot bread "the doughboy was a predecessor of the doughnut"
    • n doughboy an American infantryman in World War I
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Usage

In literature:

It was the doughboys she loved and mothered.
"A Poor Wise Man" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The amazing part of the "show," however, was the American doughboy.
"The Americanization of Edward Bok" by Edward William Bok
A doughboy's less'n a dawg to 'em.
"Three Soldiers" by John Dos Passos
Hal and Noll, being in an infantry regiment, had thereby become doughboys.
"Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks" by H. Irving Hancock
This story was from the lips of a doughboy whose home was in Philadelphia.
"The Fight for the Argonne" by William Benjamin West
The American train was in charge of two snappy doughboys, a corporal and a private.
"Herbert Hoover" by Vernon Kellogg
It was a guard of honour of "Doughboys," stocky and useful-looking fellows, in their stetsons and gaiters.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
They knew Tim's French was several degrees worse than the usual American doughboy's "frog" talk.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
He had often wondered about the life of the doughboy.
"Aces Up" by Covington Clarke
In his opinion, he has been reduced too near the status of the despised doughboy.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
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In poetry:

And so to-day--they lay him away--
the boy nobody knows the name of--
the buck private--the unknown soldier--
the doughboy who dug under and died
when they told him to--that's him.
"And So To-Day" by Carl Sandburg

In news:

Gallia County Doughboy Statue Being Restored.
Living Memory and The Last Doughboy .
With the recent passing of Frank Buckles - the last doughboy .
Every press account of Nix, a 6-9 and 290-pound center from Detroit Pershing, that I've read chronicles his weight loss prowess since the Doughboys were bounced in the state finals last year against Saginaw High.
Even the Doughboy Gets Burned at This Bake-Off.
Black and Gold spring scrimmage to be played at Fort Benning's Doughboy Stadium.
Army will play its spring football game at Fort Benning's Doughboy Stadium on March 9.
Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased coffin.
How the Pillsbury doughboy explains consumer behavior.
During the past 130 years, the octagon -shaped building on Red Mile Road just off South Broadway has housed gardeners and gamblers, doughboys and some of America's best trotting horses.
Giant balloons this year, for example, will add Papa Smurf and the Elf on a Shelf, while Buzz Lightyear, Sailor Mickey Mouse and the Pillsbury Doughboy keep their places in the lineup.
Over the years, headliners have included indie rock groups such as the Fleshtones and the Doughboys, and local favorites like Swingadelic and the Fave.
Wreath- laying at Doughboy memorial honors veterans.
MARTINSBURG — Laying wreaths at the feet of Martinsburg's Doughboy memorial, area veterans, their families and members of the local community paid tribute Sunday to all those who have served during.
Doughboys no holiday (from living) whatever.
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