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n. - `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War.

Usage examples (33)
  • First thing I find out Reb is short for Rebels.
  • When dey brung de young good lookin 'Reb up ter de redheaded Gen'l he sez' What you name Reb? '
  • After he kills the triceratops, Reb bellows (or, rather, the guy dubbing Reb), "Yaaaaaaaaaugh!"
  • "Reb" Zelig, nor to prefix to his name the American equivalent -- "Mr." for more
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