The Boche came over to raid us, and when the alarm was given every one popped out of his bed and made for the dugout.
Madame Boche held up her arms to heaven, uttering all sorts of exclamations.
The Boche recaptured his battery, and, after firing one or two rounds into Cheval Blanc, took away the guns.
They were counting on Lorilleux and Boche for Gervaise's witnesses.
Chased one of the airplanes and fired about 250 cartridges: the Boche dived, and seemed to be hit.
Boche slyly suggesting a most amusing game, the game of true confessions.
"Nothing is better before soup," declared Boche, smacking his lips.
My-Boots and the Gaudrons went down to the dance with Boche sneaking along after them.
By this time I had gotten to 2,200, the Boche was almost up to me and taking a diagonal course right in front.
Madame Boche would take Claude and Etienne with her for the bridal night.
1914, from French slang, "rascal," of unknown origin, applied by soldiers to Germans in World War I. Another theory traces it to French Allemand "German," in eastern French Al(le)moche, altered contemptuously to Alboche by association with caboche, a slang word for "head," literally "cabbage" (cf. tete de boche, French for "German" in an 1887 slang dictionary). All the French terms are no older than mid-19c.
: the Boche infantry
A German, esp a soldier
[WWI armed forces; fr French, a shortening of Alboche, a contemptuous modification of Allemand, ''German'']