rebel yell

noun

Definition of rebel yell 

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

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Is rainbow hair the season’s rebel yell or a straight-up party anthem? Vogue, "Extreme Kaleidoscopic Hair Is Sweeping London Fashion Week," 16 Sep. 2018 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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The first known use of rebel yell was in 1862

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