reb

[reb]

Origin of reb

shortened form of rebel

Reb

[reb]
noun Yiddish.
  1. Mister (used as a title of respect).

Origin of Reb

literally, rabbi
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reb

noun
  1. (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

Reb

noun
  1. 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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reb

n.

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

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