redcoat

[ red-koht ]
/ ˈrɛdˌkoʊt /

noun

(especially during the American Revolution) a British soldier.

Origin of redcoat

First recorded in 1510–20; red1 + coat
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redcoat
/ (ˈrɛdˌkəʊt) /

noun

(formerly) a British soldier

Word Origin for redcoat

C16: from the colour of the uniform jacket
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