Johnny Reb

noun
\ ˈjä-nē-ˈreb How to pronounce Johnny Reb (audio) \

Definition of Johnny Reb

: a Confederate soldier

First Known Use of Johnny Reb

1862, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Johnny Reb

from the name Johnny + reb rebel

Learn More About Johnny Reb

Time Traveler for Johnny Reb

Time Traveler

The first known use of Johnny Reb was in 1862

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near Johnny Reb

Johnny Raw

Johnny Reb

Johnny rook

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Johnny Reb

Cite this Entry

“Johnny Reb.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Johnny%20Reb. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!