red-handed

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

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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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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