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reb

[reb] /rɛb/
noun, Informal.
1.
a Confederate soldier.
Origin of reb
shortened form of rebel

Reb

[reb] /rɛb/
noun, Yiddish.
1.
Mister (used as a title of respect).
Origin
literally, rabbi
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  • Let us enter one of the houses, that of reb Mordecai Winenki.

    Rabbi and Priest

    Milton Goldsmith
  • When reb Mordecai concluded his sad narration, all about him were in tears.

    Rabbi and Priest

    Milton Goldsmith
  • The hands of reb' Lebe were large, and his beard was not half a handful.

    The Promised Land Mary Antin
  • This head of his, "reb" Yankel used to say, was stuffed with hay or feathers.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • And that was how it came about that there were two parties at "reb" Yankel's "Cheder."

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • But in our village there was still one to be found—only one, and it belonged to "reb" Henzel.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • This sofa was left us, as a legacy, by our grandfather "reb" Anshel.

    Jewish Children Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
  • May I crave to know the issue of thy message from the reb—that is from the doughty Earl?

    Harold, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • reb Solomon Berman called the physician of the neighborhood.

    Dust of New York Konrad Bercovici
British Dictionary definitions for reb

reb

/rɛb/
noun
1.
(sometimes capital) (US, informal) a Confederate soldier in the American Civil War (1861–65) Also called Johnny Reb
Word Origin
short for rebel

Reb

/rɛb/
noun
1.
(Judaism) an honorific title, corresponding to Mr, for those who do not have rabbinic qualifications: usually followed by the person's forename: Reb Dovid
Word Origin
Yiddish, from Hebrew rabbī rabbi, master
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Word Origin and History for reb
n.

abbreviation of rebel (n.), 1862, in U.S. Civil War context.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for reb

Rebel

noun

A white Southerner (1862+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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