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Johnny Reb

[reb] /rɛb/
noun, Informal.
U.S. History. a Confederate soldier.
a native or inhabitant of the southern U.S., especially of one of the former Confederate states; southerner.
Origin of Johnny Reb
1860-65, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • That day, too, Gram had "mug-bread," and for supper pones made into johnny-reb toast.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • As a hungry boy I used sometimes to think that pones and "johnny-reb toast" were pretty nearly worth the War to us!

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
British Dictionary definitions for johnny-reb

Johnny Reb

(US, informal) (in the American Civil War) a Confederate soldier
Word Origin
C19: from rebel (n)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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