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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