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

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The first known use of red-eye was in 1819

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“Red-eye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red-eye. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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red-eye

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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

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