- (especially during the American Revolution) a British soldier.
Origin of redcoat
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Historical Examples of redcoat
He felt confident he could do so, if he could succeed in taking the redcoat by surprise.
You were not hit by the bullet from the redcoat's musket, Dick?
The redcoat pickets had evidently retreated to the British encampment.
And do you wonder I have hated the sight of a redcoat ever since?Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times
Charles Carleton Coffin
“Scotchie” was barking fiercely as if he resented the sight of the redcoat.A Little Maid of Ticonderoga
Alice Turner Curtis
- (formerly) a British soldier