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

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“Johnny Reb.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Johnny%20Reb. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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