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Reb 1also reb (rĕb)
A Confederate soldier.
[Short for Rebel.]
Used as a title of respect for a man. Used with the given name.
[Yiddish, from Hebrew rabbî, my master; see rabbi.]
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]
(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]
rebel (def. 3).
Mister (used with the given name as a title of respect).
[short for rebi my master]
Contraction of Rebel, that is, a Confederate supporter.
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|Noun||1.||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