Johnny Reb


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Johnny Reb

n. Informal
A Confederate soldier in the American Civil War.

Johnny Reb

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

John′ny Reb′

(rɛb)
n.
a Confederate soldier; Rebel.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Johnny Reb - `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil WarJohnny Reb - `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Confederate soldier - a soldier in the Army of the Confederacy during the American Civil War
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As the great grandson of the slave-owner, Hezekiah, a Johnny Reb, Foote was well-placed to write about the battles from a Southern perspective.
But I remember it well, and that's why Dracula cuts an unconvincing figure as a laid-back Johnny Reb with flowers in his hair and nothing in his pockets but his hands.