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Military Slang Words and Phrases Used by American Soldiers During WWII

Starting as early as 1941, correspondents began reporting and discussing military slang in the pages of American Speech, the journal of the American Dialect Society.

Here’s a list of some of the soldiers’ language that they saw emerging during and immediately after the war.

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