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redcoat (plural redcoats)
- A British soldier, especially during the American Revolution.
- A member of the entertainment staff at Butlins holiday camps in the United Kingdom, who wear red blazers
- Mirror News 16 May 13. The series ran from 1980 until 1988, and won a BAFTA for Best Comedy Series in 1984. It was based on Perry’s experiences working as a Redcoat in Butlins.
- (slang) a fox
The soldier and entertainment staff uses are sometimes capitalised.
- (British soldier) lobsterback