Overview

redcoat


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

A traditional name for a British soldier (so named because of the colour of the uniform). In the Civil War the term was commonly applied to the Parliamentary forces, although there were red-uniformed soldiers on both sides.

In the UK from the 1950s, redcoat has been used for an organizer and entertainer at a Butlin's holiday camp, who on duty wore a scarlet blazer.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.