an·​ti-Red ˌan-tē-ˈred How to pronounce anti-Red (audio)
: anti-communist
After the 1954 downfall of Sen. Joe McCarthy, who had led his own fanatical crusade against communists, HUAC's influence began to decline. But in 1960 anti-Red paranoia was still running high, and the committee was still a force to be reckoned with.Gary Kamiya

Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-Red was in 1917

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“Anti-Red.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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