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Reb 1

Syllabification: Reb

noun

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).
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • The rabbi called him suddenly, "Reb Jew, come here."
  • Throughout his long career, Reb Zalman has been an unending resource for the world religious community.

Origin

Yiddish.

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Reb 2 Syllabification: Reb
(also Johnny Reb)

noun

US informal
A Confederate soldier in the American Civil War.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.’

Origin

Abbreviation of rebel.

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