Definition of Greyback

1. Noun. '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.

Exact synonyms: Johnny, Johnny Reb, Reb, Rebel
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Confederate Soldier



2. Noun. A dowitcher with a grey back.
Exact synonyms: Grayback, Limnodromus Griseus
Generic synonyms: Dowitcher

3. Noun. A sandpiper that breeds in the Arctic and winters in the southern hemisphere.
Exact synonyms: Calidris Canutus, Grayback, Knot
Generic synonyms: Sandpiper
Group relationships: Calidris, Genus Calidris

Definition of Greyback

1. Noun. (context: historical US colloquial) A Confederate soldier during the US Civil War (because of the grey uniforms). ¹

2. Noun. (dated) A louse. ¹

3. Noun. A local name for various grey birds. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Greyback

grey mullet
grey mullets
grey noise
grey nomad
grey nomads
grey partridge
grey red-backed vole
grey seal
grey seals
grey substance
grey tinamou
grey tinamous
grey whale
grey wolf
grey wolves
greyback (current term)
greybacks
greybeard
greybeards
greyboard
greybody
greyboys
greyed
greyer
greyest
greyhaired
greyhen
greyhens
greyhound
greyhound racing

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