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Military Slang Words and Phrases Used by American Soldiers During WWII

1940s | February 6, 2017

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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H/T American Speech

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