red-baiting

noun, often capitalized R
red-bait·​ing | \ ˈred-ˌbā-tiŋ How to pronounce red-baiting (audio) \

Definition of red-baiting

: the act of attacking or persecuting as a Communist or as communistic

First Known Use of red-baiting

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Red-baiting.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red-baiting. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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