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Army Slang





The following army slang is universally employed:

Bunkie--the soldier who shares the shelter half or tent of a
comrade in the field. A bunkie looks after his comrade's property
in the event the latter is absent.

Doughboy--the infantryman.

French leave--unauthorized absence.

Holy Joe--the chaplain.

K.O.--the commanding officer.

On the carpet--a call before the commanding officer for
admonition.

Q.M.--quartermaster.

Rookie--a new recruit.

Sand rat--a soldier on duty in the rifle pit during target
practice.

Top sergeant--the first sergeant.

Come and get it--the meal is ready to be served.





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