- a Confederate soldier.
Origin of reb
- Mister (used as a title of respect).
Origin of Reb
Examples from the Web for rebs
Historical Examples of rebs
Every time we tried to get to them the Rebs would fire on us.
Besides, they might be Rebs—and we might get hurt shooting at them.
The Rebs weren't as good as we were, but they were trickier, and they could fight.
The Rebs had retired about eighty yards in the wood to where it was thicker.
The Rebs didn't stand to meet them, but fell back behind a barn.
- (sometimes capital) US informal a Confederate soldier in the American Civil War (1861–65)Also called: Johnny Reb
Word Origin for reb
- 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
abbreviation of rebel (n.), 1862, in U.S. Civil War context.