Definition of blue coat in English:

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  • 1 historical A soldier in a blue uniform.
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    • On the left stood a long row of blue coats and muskets and cannons.
    • Another blue coat arrives and straps up my other arm.
    • Out of nowhere, the blue-coats came charging into the Confederate position.
  • 2 (Blue Coat) British A student at a charity school with a blue uniform.
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    • ‘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.
    • In his youth he was a 'Blue coat' and learned traditional musical entertainment skills.
    • I met him when he was a Blue Coat at Pontins, and I was about five.

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