Definition of redcoat noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈredkəʊt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈredkoʊt//
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  1. 1a British soldier in the past
  2. 2(in Britain) a worker at a holiday camp who entertains and helps guests
  3. Word Originearly 16th cent. (in sense (1)): so named because of the colour of the uniform. Sense (2) dates from the 1950s.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: redcoat