Johnny Reb

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Johnny Reb `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms
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Usage

In literature:

It was too much for Mr. Johnny Reb's nerves.
"Andersonville, complete" by John McElroy
But why do you call me Johnny Reb?
"The Guns of Bull Run" by Joseph A. Altsheler
I'm a good Johnny Reb myself, though I keep off the fightin' lines.
"The Star of Gettysburg" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Between ourselves, the Johnny Rebs are getting ready for us.
"The Guns of Shiloh" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Only two "Johnny Rebs" could have enjoyed each other's company as Zebulon Pike and myself did.
"Letters of a Woman Homesteader" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
Who was "Johnny Reb"?
"Modern Prose And Poetry; For Secondary Schools" by Various
Then he went to the stables to have Johnny Reb saddled and started away, riding slowly.
"The Tyranny of Weakness" by Charles Neville Buck
Don't know what you want to do, do you, Johnny Reb?
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Daily the lines were forced, spies evaded, and bold "Johnny Reb" passed back and forth, in almost guaranteed security.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
As a hungry boy I used sometimes to think that pones and "Johnny-reb toast" were pretty nearly worth the War to us!
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
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In news:

1960s era television commercial for the Remco Johnny Reb Toy Cannon.
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