American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person who wears a blue uniform, especially a police officer.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who wears a blue coat, especially as a uniform or livery. Specifically— A serving-man, especially in the house of an English country gentleman. The blue coat and badge were formerly the common livery of all the male servants and attendants in a large establishment.
- n. UK A traditional dress code at certain prestigious British schools
- n. A soldier or officer in the Union army during the American Civil War
- n. dated A policeman
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One dressed in blue, as a soldier, a sailor, a beadle, etc.
- n. a person dressed all in blue (as a soldier or sailor)
- blue + coat (Wiktionary)
“He wants to supplement Pontin's famous "bluecoat" entertainers with Disney-style cartoon costumes and attractions.”
“The cop fired first, but Paul got off a better shot, and the bluecoat crumpled in the street.”
“Now, in their deliberate penetration of the heartland, the bluecoat leaders were signaling their intent not just to protect the frontier but to destroy the raiders themselves, to find the wolves in their den and kill them.”
“As Quanah retreated with the others, he was pursued by a bluecoat, who fired at him.”
“When bluecoat volunteers finally crushed the Santee rebellion, angry mobs screamed at the captives in their cages, castrated the few they got hold of, and demanded that the rebels be executed.”
“The intent of Rolland Lavoie is plainly to show the coming together of English (redcoat) and French (bluecoat) in a perfect circle of unity.”
“The first bluecoat dropped, but the second brought his rifle to bear, taking his time, as if to indicate that he might die, but that Mykel would as well.”
“Finally, Fifteenth Company reached the back of the casaran orchards to the east of the bluecoat encampment.”
“Mykel did not remember much after shooting the last bluecoat.”
“One of the few still-isolated forces was the one bluecoat company at Weslyn Estate to the southwest of Dramuria.”
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Servants who are traditionally male. Inspired by hernesheir's maids list (as well as Downton Abbey)
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