blue·​coat ˈblü-ˌkōt How to pronounce bluecoat (audio)
: a person who wears a blue coat: such as
: a Union soldier during the American Civil War

Examples of bluecoat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jackson wasn’t an overnight success: Her ingenue years, after winning a scholarship to RADA, were spent in repertory theater, assorted waitressing and retail jobs, and even as a bluecoat (a kind of performing steward) at a Welsh holiday resort. Guy Lodge, Variety, 15 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1583, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bluecoat was in 1583

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“Bluecoat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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