red-handed

adverb or adjective
red-hand·​ed | \ ˈred-ˈhan-dəd How to pronounce red-handed (audio) \

Definition of red-handed

: in the act of committing a crime or misdeed caught red-handed

First Known Use of red-handed

1819, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of red-handed was in 1819

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“Red-handed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red-handed. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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red-handed

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of red-handed

: while doing something wrong or illegal

red-handed

adverb or adjective
red-hand·​ed | \ ˈred-ˈhan-dəd \

Kids Definition of red-handed

: in the act of doing something wrong I was caught red-handed.

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