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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Used as a title of respect for a man. Used with the given name.
  • noun A Confederate soldier.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

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  • proper noun Shortened form of Rebecca.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun `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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Short for Rebel.]

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