from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A Confederate soldier.
- n. Judaism Used as a title of respect for a man. Used with the given name.
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- proper n. Shortened form of Rebecca.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An abbreviation of Rebel, applied especially by the Unionists to the Confederates in the Civil War in the United States: often personified as Johnnie Reb.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. `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
Short for Rebel.
Yiddish, from Hebrew rabbî, my master; see rabbi.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)