dogface

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

dog +‎ face

Noun[edit]

dogface (plural dogfaces)

  1. (US military) A generic name for a foot soldier, especially during World War II.
    • 1962 (2006), Joseph Commings, "The X Street Murders", The Mammoth Book of Perfect Crimes & Impossible Mysteries
      Yass. I never got above the rank of shavetail. We were the dogfaces who gave ’em hell at Chateau Thierry.
  2. (slang, derogatory) An ugly person.