red–handed

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

Definition of red–handed

  1. :  in the act of committing a crime or misdeed <caught red–handed>

1819

First Known Use of red–handed

1819


RED–HANDED Defined for English Language Learners

red–handed

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

Definition of red–handed for English Language Learners

  • : while doing something wrong or illegal


RED–HANDED Defined for Kids

red–handed

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

Definition of red–handed for Students

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


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