red-bait

verb, often capitalized R
\ ˈred-ˌbāt How to pronounce red-bait (audio) \
red-baited; red-baiting; red-baits

Definition of red-bait

transitive verb

: to subject (a person or group) to red-baiting

intransitive verb

: to engage in red-baiting

Other Words from red-bait

red-baiter noun, often capitalized R

First Known Use of red-bait

1938, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Red-bait.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red-bait. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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