red–bait

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verb, often capitalized R \ˈred-ˌbāt\

Definition of red–bait

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to subject (a person or group) to red-baiting

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to engage in red-baiting

red–baiter

noun, often capitalized R

1938

First Known Use of red–bait

1938

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