Definition of dogface in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdäɡfās/


US informal, dated
A US soldier, especially an infantryman.
Example sentences
  • The artist/soldier's cast of characters was small: two ‘dogfaces,’ unshaven, battle-weary men known only as Willie and Joe, uttered the terse remarks that served as punch lines for the Best Generation.
  • From the frozen guns of American dogfaces in the Korean conflict, to the jammed M16s that became a national scandal in the early days of the war in Vietnam, weapons systems failing in combat have been a well-documented horror story.
  • The film's heroes, Willie and Joe, were dogfaces.

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Syllabification: dog·face

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