red-blood·​ed ˈred-ˈblə-dəd How to pronounce red-blooded (audio)

Examples of red-blooded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Why would a red-blooded American corporation not be interested in making a profit? Allison Morrow, CNN, 19 July 2023 Prince was radiant, red-blooded male desire, just in reverse: not the usual swagger of splayed legs and tough, but searing allure, softness, and deceptive doe eyes, belying stone-cold intent... Jacqui Palumbo, CNN, 15 May 2023 What matters is framing the issue around a clear divide between an in-group (red-blooded, red-meat-eating, red-voting Americans) and an out-group (liberal, cosmopolitan, effete, transnational, technocratic elites forcing you to eat crickets). Jan Dutkiewicz, The New Republic, 17 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of red-blooded was in 1836

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“Red-blooded.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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