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Bochealso 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.]
(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]
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]
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|Noun||1.||Boche - offensive term for a person of German descent|
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