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redcoat Line breaks: red|coat
Pronunciation: /ˈrɛdkəʊt/

Definition of redcoat in English:


1 historical A British soldier.
Example sentences
  • The buccaneer fought the King's soldiers for many a year until a large force of redcoats stormed his redoubt.
  • This weekend, Fort Paull Visitor Centre and Armouries, near Hedon, will re-enact the skirmishes of 1780 with a full cast of cavalry, redcoats and naval gunners.
  • The redcoats fell as they ran, musket fire and cannon booms sweeping out the men successfully.
2(In the UK) an organizer and entertainer at a Butlin’s holiday camp.
Example sentences
  • But ironically the family's decision to opt for Majorca the following year had nothing to do with the quality of the redcoats ' entertainment or even the shared toilet blocks.
  • But there are still redcoats organising singalongs and tea.
  • The redcoats organise loads of play activities and evening entertainment.


Early 16th century (in sense 1): so named because of the colour of the uniform. sense 2 dates from the 1950s.

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