Boche [bosh, bawsh] /bɒʃ, bɔʃ/ Show IPA
, pluralBoche, Boches [bosh, bawsh] /bɒʃ, bɔʃ/ Show IPA. Disparaging.
a German, especially a German soldier in World War I.
1885–90; < French, aphetic variant of Alboche German, equivalent to al(lemand) German + (ca)boche blockhead, head of a nail