Johnny Reb

Johnny Reb

[reb]
noun Informal.
1.
U.S. History. a Confederate soldier.
2.
a native or inhabitant of the southern U.S., especially of one of the former Confederate states; southerner.

Origin:
1860–65, Americanism

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Johnny Reb
 
n
informal (US) (in the American Civil War) a Confederate soldier
 
[C19: from rebel (n)]

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