Boche


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Boche

also boche  (bŏsh, bôsh)
n. Offensive Slang
A German, especially a German soldier in World War I or World War II.

[French, alteration of Alboche, blend of Allemand, German; see allemande, and French dialectal caboche, cabbage, blockhead; see cabbage.]

Boche

(bɒʃ)
(esp in World Wars I and II) n
1. a German, esp a German soldier
2. the Boche (usually functioning as plural) Germans collectively, esp German soldiers regarded as the enemy
[C20: from French, probably shortened from alboche German, from allemand German + caboche pate]

Boche

(bɒʃ, bɔʃ)

n., pl. Boche, Boches (bosh, bôsh).
usage: This term dates back to World War I and was also used in World War II, but it appears today only in historical contexts. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as highly insulting.
n.
(sometimes l.c.) Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a German, esp. a German soldier in World War I and II.)
[1910–15; < French, aph. variant of alboche German]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Boche - offensive term for a person of German descent
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
German - a person of German nationality
Translations

Boche

[bɒʃ]
A. ADJ (pej) → alemán, tudesco
B. N (pej) → boche m, alemán m
the Bochelos alemanes

Boche

n (pej inf)Boche m
References in classic literature ?
I hastily pushed the girl down the companionway leading to the engine-room, and then I raised my pistol and fired my first shot at a boche.
My boche was bearing me toward the side of the submarine against which the tug was still pounding.
At first the boches didn't seem to grasp his intention.
I sprang from the pilot-house and followed, not to be left out in the cold when it came to strafing the boches.
Immediately I was put in command, and the first thing I did was to go below with Olson and inspect the craft thoroughly for hidden boches and damaged machinery.
It was the second time he had spoken in three days and perhaps his very silence, ominous in itself, had done more to arouse terror in the breast of the Boche than even the spear point, ever ready as it always was.
In a letter to John's parents, the Chaplain wrote: 'Your son was starting out with a working party at 3 am, when the platoon was filing round a shell hole a Boche shell burst killing your son and a corporal, and wounding others.
The hated Boche (Germans) had nothing to do with it," explained the paper.
fighting desperately, opened with his Bolo the head of the German who was throttling Roberts, and turned to the Boche who had Roberts by the feet, plunging the Bolo into the German's bowels.
The morphological characterization and simulation of different peach fruits has also been reported by Alvarez and Boche (1999), who measured the perpendicular equatorial diameter of late-season nec tarines (c.
He wrote: "I got out of right sponson door but I heard bullets hitting the tank and saw some Boche about 30 yds off firing at me.
Despite the pain and blood loss he was still full of fight and determined he'd ram whichever Boche got nearest.