Why were soldiers called doughboys during world war 1?

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The usual explanation is that during the "Punitive Expedition" into Mexico in 1916, where Pershing led American soldiers in a long "chase" around northern Mexico after Pancho Villa, the infantry soldiers frequently got covered with dust. It was adobe
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Now "doughboys" used in reference to American Infantrymen was probably around since the Mexican/American war, since it was used in descriptions of the Infantry in that war
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