red-eye

noun
\ ˈred-ˌī How to pronounce red-eye (audio) \

Definition of red-eye

1 : cheap whiskey
2 : the phenomenon of a subject's eyes appearing red in a color photograph taken with a flash
3 : a late night or overnight flight

First Known Use of red-eye

1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about red-eye

Statistics for red-eye

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for red-eye

The first known use of red-eye was in 1819

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for red-eye

red-eye

noun

English Language Learners Definition of red-eye

US, informal : a flight in a passenger airplane that happens late at night or that continues through the night
: the appearance of a person's eyes as red in a photograph that was taken with a flash

More from Merriam-Webster on red-eye

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with red-eye

Spanish Central: Translation of red-eye

Comments on red-eye

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

WORD OF THE DAY

showing great care, attention, and effort

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Finance Words Quiz

  • a-piggy-bank
  • The etymology of mortgage is related most closely to which two words?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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