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Redleg

[red-leg] /ˈrɛdˌlɛg/
noun, U.S. History
1.
a member of a secret organization, formed in Kansas in 1862, that engaged in guerrilla activities during the Civil War.
Origin
so called from the red leggings worn by the members
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British Dictionary definitions for Redleg

redleg

/ˈrɛdˌlɛɡ/
noun
1.
(Caribbean, derogatory) a poor White person
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