red-carpet

adjective red-car·pet \ ˈred-ˈkär-pət \
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

Definition of red-carpet

: marked by ceremonial courtesy
  • red-carpet treatment

Origin and Etymology of red-carpet

from the traditional laying down of a red carpet for important guests to walk on


red carpet

noun

Definition of red carpet

: a greeting or reception marked by ceremonial courtesy usually used in the phrase roll out the red carpet

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1934

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