reb

[ reb ]
/ rɛb /

noun Informal.

a Confederate soldier.

Origin of reb

shortened form of rebel

Definition for rebs (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 rebs (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 rebs (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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