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Doughboys Demobilized
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By clicking the above title link, you will be treated to the official explanation as to the origin of the term "Doughboy" as it appeared in the W.W. I Army newspaper, THE STARS AND STRIPES.

A few historians tend to believe that the sobriquet had it's origins in the 1846 - 48 war with Mexico (a perversion of the Spanish word 'adobe'), but the attached article makes a different reference; an effort was also made to explain the term "Buck Private".

     


Origin of the Word  'Doughboy'   (The Stars and Stripes, 1919)

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