Redleg

[ red-leg ]
/ ˈrɛdˌlɛg /

noun U.S. History.

a member of a secret organization, formed in Kansas in 1862, that engaged in guerrilla activities during the Civil War.

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Origin of Redleg

So called from the red leggings worn by the members
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Example sentences from the Web for Redleg

  • There exists but a single resident species of true game-bird—the redleg.

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British Dictionary definitions for Redleg

redleg
/ (ˈrɛdˌlɛɡ) /

noun

Caribbean derogatory a poor White person
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