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A traditional Jewish title or form of address, corresponding to Sir, for a man who is not a rabbi (used preceding the forename or surname)
- ‘CURT LEVIANT'S novel about Reb Nachman of Bratslav, The Man Who Thought He Was Messiah, was a Nominee for the National Jewish Book Award.’
- ‘Throughout his long career, Reb Zalman has been an unending resource for the world religious community.’
- ‘The rabbi called him suddenly, "Reb Jew, come here."’
A Confederate soldier in the American Civil War.
- ‘I know, but I'm using that example to wonder if we did the same type of question thing for the Civil War, would we maybe end up being Rebs?’
- ‘The end of the Rebs and their damned confederacy is forming right here,’ the corporal said, though the earlier jauntiness was absent from his voice.’
- ‘At that moment, a scout named Stephen Warren Morehouse rushed to Major George Pope telling him ‘there's a lot of Rebs through there in a barn.’’
- ‘Rebels were looking for shoes and other supplies; Yanks were looking for Rebs.’
- ‘Energy and concentration, however, had gurgled down into my shoes, leaving me about as spirited as a Johnny Reb after Pickett's charge.’
- ‘One man heard his officers vow never to take another prisoner. Upon hearing the rumor, one veteran simply noted that ‘we ought to kill every Reb in our hands.’’
Abbreviation of rebel.
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