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1historical A soldier in a blue uniform, especially a Union soldier during the American Civil War.
- ‘Out of nowhere, the blue-coats came charging into the Confederate position.’
- ‘Another blue coat arrives and straps up my other arm.’
- ‘On the left stood a long row of blue coats and muskets and cannons.’
2British A student at a charity school with a blue uniform.
- ‘‘I don't get to see much TV, living in the sticks in Majorca, so I don't do as many impressions now in my cabaret show,’ says Aiden, a former Blue Coat, who made his name in 1974.’
- ‘I met him when he was a Blue Coat at Pontins, and I was about five.’
- ‘In his youth he was a 'Blue coat' and learned traditional musical entertainment skills.’
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