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

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RED-HANDED Defined for English Language Learners

red-handed

Definition of red-handed for English Language Learners

  • : while doing something wrong or illegal


RED-HANDED Defined for Kids

red-handed

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

Definition of red-handed for Students

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


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