a) A British soldier, especially during the American Revolution.
b) A member of the entertainment staff at Butlins holiday camps in the United Kingdom, who wear red blazers

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  • redcoat — (n.) British soldier, 1510s, from RED (Cf. red) (1) + COAT (Cf. coat) (n.). Especially of Cromwellian troops in the English Civil War …   Etymology dictionary

  • redcoat — ► NOUN 1) historical a British soldier. 2) (in the UK) an organizer and entertainer at a Butlin s holiday camp …   English terms dictionary

  • redcoat — [red′kōt΄] n. a British soldier in a uniform with a red coat, as during the American Revolution …   English World dictionary

  • redcoat — UK [ˈredˌkəʊt] / US [ˈredˌkoʊt] noun [countable] Word forms redcoat : singular redcoat plural redcoats 1) British someone whose job is to organize entertainment at a holiday camp, especially butlins 2) a British soldier who fought in the 18th and …   English dictionary

  • redcoat — noun Date: 1520 a British soldier especially in America during the Revolutionary War …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • redcoat — red|coat [ˈredkəut US kout] n a British soldier during the 18th and 19th centuries …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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