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Meaning & Definition of Rebel in English

English

Rebel

/rɛbəl/

noun

1. `johnny' was applied as a nickname for confederate soldiers by the federal soldiers in the american civil war

  • `greyback' derived from their grey confederate uniforms
    synonym:
  • Rebel
  • ,
  • Reb
  • ,
  • Johnny Reb
  • ,
  • Johnny
  • ,
  • greyback

2. A person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)

    synonym:
  • insurgent
  • ,
  • insurrectionist
  • ,
  • freedom fighter
  • ,
  • rebel

3. Someone who exhibits great independence in thought and action

    synonym:
  • maverick
  • ,
  • rebel

verb

1. Take part in a rebellion

  • Renounce a former allegiance
    synonym:
  • rebel
  • ,
  • arise
  • ,
  • rise
  • ,
  • rise up

2. Break with established customs

    synonym:
  • rebel
  • ,
  • renegade