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A usually-derogatory term for people from "up north". This refers to the Union soldiers during the American Civil War who wore dark blue jackets and frock coats, which was actually the standard color of the Regular US Army for the past several decades leading up to War of Rebellion. (See also Yankees).
White Trash person on the porch in northern Alabama: "Hey, do y'all see thuh blue coats cummin' in thur Leen-cun towncawr down from Ohah-yuh? (Ohio)"
by Harry Balzac March 23, 2005
Group of people who shy away from conventional medical treatment
She is one of the blue coats, she chose not to have chemo
by iron skillet soup May 17, 2016
People who shy away from conventional medical treatments: chemotherapy, radiation, drugs etc and cure their cancers with nutrition and maintaining an alkaline diet. The name is used in opposition to the "white coats" such as the doctors and nurses.

The blue coat movement is a powerful trend that the medical and pharmaceutical industries do not want to progress.
She is a blue coat and followed the holistic approach to healing her cancer.
by iron skillet soup May 28, 2016
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