red ribbon

noun

Definition of red ribbon

: a red ribbon usually with appropriate words or markings awarded the second-place winner in a competition

Examples of red ribbon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Phoenix Suns Gorilla had the honor of slicing through the red ribbon inside the basketball arena. Stacey Barchenger, The Arizona Republic, 10 Sep. 2021 Another difference this year was the mayor’s duty to cut the red ribbon at the brand new Clague Memorial Fields. Linda Gandee, cleveland, 14 June 2021 City employees and audience members alike watched as a red ribbon was cut signifying the end of the project, which Uran said will allow for more growth in the city. Hannah Reed, chicagotribune.com, 2 June 2021 The mayor of the city in the Detroit suburbs cut the red ribbon to mark the installation of the artwork, which had been three years in the making and depicts police officers bowing their heads and clasping hands in front of an American flag. New York Times, 8 June 2021 Hugged between a moist, lemon-sour cream batter and a sweet, crumbly streusel topping, the strawberries bake into a bright red ribbon of jammy goodness. Jill O’connor, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 May 2021 Last week, Medicine Wheel rider Lavinia Yonnie tied a red ribbon to her motorcycle in honor of Jamie. Nienke Onneweer, The Arizona Republic, 6 May 2021 That medal — a gold disk on a red ribbon — is no longer bestowed, but the fire department was able to find one in storage. Washington Post, 29 Mar. 2021 Co-owner Jim Henderson, who helped cut the red ribbon on Thursday, said the timeline for in-store sets will be dictated by safety standards. Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times, 1 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of red ribbon

1872, in the meaning defined above

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15 Sep 2021

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“Red ribbon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20ribbon. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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