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A Confederate soldier in the American Civil War.
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informal US (in the American Civil War) a Confederate soldier
[C19: from rebel (n)]
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a Confederate soldier; Rebel.
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|Noun||1.||Johnny 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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