rebel yell


Definition of rebel yell

: a prolonged high-pitched yell often uttered by Confederate soldiers in the American Civil War

Examples of rebel yell in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His face is contorted into a deranged smirk, his eyebrows raised and his teeth bared, as if fixing around that shrill yawp of the rebel yell. Connor Towne O'neill, Daily Intelligencer, "America’s Ugliest Confederate Statue Isn’t Coming Down Anytime Soon," 16 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of rebel yell

1862, in the meaning defined above

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“Rebel yell.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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