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reb

[ reb ]
/ rɛb /
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noun Informal.
a Confederate soldier.
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Origin of reb

Shortened form of rebel

Other definitions for reb (2 of 2)

Reb
[ reb ]
/ rɛb /

noun Yiddish.
Mister (used as a title of respect).

Origin of Reb

Literally, “rabbi”
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British Dictionary definitions for reb (1 of 2)

reb
/ (rɛb) /

noun
(sometimes capital) US informal a Confederate soldier in the American Civil War (1861–65)Also called: Johnny Reb

Word Origin for reb

short for rebel

British Dictionary definitions for reb (2 of 2)

Reb
/ (rɛb) /

noun
Judaism an honorific title, corresponding to Mr, for those who do not have rabbinic qualifications: usually followed by the person's forenameReb Dovid

Word Origin for Reb

Yiddish, from Hebrew rabbī rabbi, master
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