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U.S. History. a Confederate soldier.
a native or inhabitant of the southern U.S., especially of one of the former Confederate states; southerner.
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Origin of Johnny Reb
An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
Words nearby Johnny Reb
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Example sentences from the Web for Johnny Reb
As a hungry boy I used sometimes to think that pones and "Johnny-reb toast" were pretty nearly worth the War to us!
That day, too, Gram had "mug-bread," and for supper pones made into Johnny-reb toast.
British Dictionary definitions for Johnny Reb
US informal (in the American Civil War) a Confederate soldier
Word Origin for Johnny Reb
C19: from rebel (n)
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