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 (dôg′fās′, dŏg′-)
n. Slang
A US Army foot soldier, especially in World War II.
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(Military) military slang US an infantry soldier in the US Army, esp in World War II
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(ˈdɔgˌfeɪs, ˈdɒg-)

n. Older Slang.
an enlisted man in the U.S. Army, esp. an infantryman in World War II.
[1930–35, Amer.]
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