[noun] `johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `grayback' derived from their gray Confederate uniforms
Synonyms: Rebel, Reb, Johnny Reb, Johnny, grayback
[noun] a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
Synonyms: insurgent, insurrectionist, freedom fighter
[noun] someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action
[verb] take part in a rebellion; renounce a former allegiance
Synonyms: arise, rise, rise up
[verb] break with established customs
[adjective] used by northerners of Confederate soldiers; "the rebel yell"
[adjective] participating in organized resistance to a constituted government; "the rebelling confederacy"
Synonyms: ling, lious