Reb

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REB

abbr. Basketball
rebound

Reb 1

also reb  (rĕb)
n. Informal
A Confederate soldier.

[Short for Rebel.]

Reb 2

 (rĕb)
n. Judaism
Used as a title of respect for a man. Used with the given name.

[Yiddish, from Hebrew rabbî, my master; see rabbi.]

reb

(rɛb)
n
1. (Military) (sometimes capital) informal US a Confederate soldier in the American Civil War (1861–65). Also called: Johnny Reb
2. (Historical Terms) (sometimes capital) informal US a Confederate soldier in the American Civil War (1861–65). Also called: Johnny Reb
[short for rebel]

Reb

(rɛb)
n
(Judaism) Judaism an honorific title, corresponding to Mr, for those who do not have rabbinic qualifications: usually followed by the person's forename: Reb Dovid.
[Yiddish, from Hebrew rabbī rabbi, master]

Reb

or reb

(rɛb)

n.
rebel (def. 3).

Reb

(rɛb)

n. Yiddish.
Mister (used with the given name as a title of respect).
[short for rebi my master]

Reb

Contraction of Rebel, that is, a Confederate supporter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Reb - `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil WarReb - `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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Why, he'd a-cut a swath through the free an' easy big business gamblers an' pirates of them days; just as he cut a swath through the hearts of the ladies when he went gallopin' past on that big horse of his, sword clatterin', spurs jinglin', his long hair fiyin', straight as an Indian, clean-built an' graceful as a blue-eyed prince out of a fairy book an' a Mexican caballero all rolled into one; just as he cut a swath through the Johnny Rebs in Civil War days, chargin' with his men all the way through an' back again, an' yellin' like a wild Indian for more.
Letting go with a high-pitched "Rebel Yell," the Johnny Rebs advanced with every ounce of their being.
In total, these and other sources of class conflict sapped the will of many Johnny Rebs, especially those from upcountry and mountain regions, to endure for a cause that increasingly looked like a greater threat to their independent way of life than Old Abe Lincoln.