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Noun: doughboy  'dow,boy
Usage: N. Amer
  1. An American infantryman in World War I
     
  2. A rounded lump of dough that is deep-fried and served as hot bread
    "the doughboy was a predecessor of the doughnut"

Derived forms: doughboys

Type of: foot soldier, footslogger, friedcake [N. Amer], infantryman, marcher

Encyclopedia: Doughboy