dogface

noun
dog·​face | \ ˈdȯg-ˌfās How to pronounce dogface (audio) \

Definition of dogface

: soldier especially : infantryman

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Examples of dogface in a Sentence

during World War II journalist Ernie Pyle gained fame for his sympathetic reports on the wartime experiences of the common dogface
Recent Examples on the Web But, per National Geographic, the declines have also pushed less famous species such as the Boisduval’s blue and the California dogface butterfly, California’s state insect, to the brink of extinction. Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, 9 Mar. 2021 He isn’t known as a dogface solider boy or mudslinger in South Miami. Alex Butler, miamiherald, 28 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of dogface

1932, in the meaning defined above

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“Dogface.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dogface. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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