All Red


: wholly within the Commonwealth of Nations
used of connections between Britain and her overseas territories
an All Red route

Word History


so called from the color of British territory on British official maps

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of All Red was in 1894

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“All Red.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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