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Meaning of doughboy

dough•boy

Pronunciation: (dō'boi"), [key]
— n.
  1. an American infantryman, esp. in World War I.
  2. a rounded mass of dough, boiled or steamed as a dumpling or deep-fried and served as a hot bread.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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