red–baiting

noun, often capitalized R red–bait·ing

Definition of red–baiting

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

First Known Use of red–baiting

1927

Learn More about red–baiting


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up red–baiting? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to fight against or to call in question

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!