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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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British Dictionary definitions for redcoat

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 redcoat
n.

"British soldier," 1510s, from red (adj.1) + coat (n.). In Britain, especially of Cromwellian troops in the English Civil War; in the U.S., of British soldiers in the American Revolution.

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