Definition of rebel yell in US English:

rebel yell

noun

US
  • 1A shout or battle cry used by the Confederates during the American Civil War.

    • ‘The Rebel yell had long since ceased and the sounds of fighting gradually diminished.’
    • ‘Amidst ‘rebel yells’ and ‘thunderous applause,’ some of the South's leading segregationists paraded across the stage.’
    • ‘There was thunderous applause, and rebel yells.’
    • ‘And when the moment is right, he unleashes his mad falsetto rebel yell, or West Texas yodel.’
    • ‘Then they ran, crouched, flags waving as they began their "Rebel yell."’
    1. 1.1 An action or statement expressing defiance.
      ‘is this the latest rebel yell from the teen generation?’
      • ‘The emotional, auto-tuned ballad is a far cry from the rebel yell of his last album.’
      • ‘The designer is attempting to restore the venerable brand's rebel yell.’
      • ‘The comedy is a rough-edged delight, a heartfelt rebel yell of youthful self-discovery.’
      • ‘As it enters the world of television, the test will be whether the magazine's rebel yell can resonate through the TV screen in your living room.’
      • ‘The film is sly, funny, and wickedly subversive, playing like a rebel yell from the jaded youth of the '70s.’
      • ‘Rock, or rather all its various sub-genres, has transformed from the rebel yell of adolescence to a variety of lifestyle specific soundtracks.’
      • ‘He and his team are free to create the game they envision, not some marketing-muddied version; it's the rebel yell of games development in 2012.’
      • ‘Once possessing a powerful rebel yell and some melodic chops, this aging punk rocker offers up a bland collection of songs that end up showing why he should have stayed in rock retirement.’
      • ‘It's a rebel yell for fans throughout England to take back ownership of what belongs to us.’
      • ‘She once projected a defiant image with a rebel yell.’