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redcoat

[red-koht] /ˈrɛdˌkoʊt/
noun
1.
(especially during the American Revolution) a British soldier.
Origin
1510-1520
1510-20; red1 + coat
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redcoat

/ˈrɛdˌkəʊt/
noun
1.
(formerly) a British soldier
Word Origin
C16: from the colour of the uniform jacket
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Word Origin and History for red coat
redcoat
"British soldier," 1520, from red (1) + coat. Especially of Cromwellian troops in the English Civil War.
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