red·​bone ˈred-ˌbōn How to pronounce redbone (audio)
: any of a breed of agile speedy coonhounds of U.S. origin having a usually solid dark red coat

Examples of redbone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ray Carney and Pepper, blues steppers to a T. My grandmother and her sister, redbone country girls, lived in Harlem in the Twenties, and Aunt Daisy married a mysterious Dominican who drowned. Lawrence Jackson, Harper's Magazine, 10 July 2023 But the veterinarian suggested that Ms. Booth drive Lily, a redbone coonhound, to the office and take the virtual appointment in the parking lot. Emily Anthes, New York Times, 7 Apr. 2023 Daisy had suffered mistreatment and extensive injuries over the years, and Jenn became a familiar sight at events around Mobile with the regal purebred redbone hound riding in style in her converted bike stroller in her golden years. Michelle Matthews |, al, 3 Nov. 2020 On their second date, at the Barker Field dog park in Richmond, Mr. Ledesma’s redbone coonhound, Sami, met Sullivan. New York Times, 17 Dec. 2021 That’s also the age of her redbone coonhound, Racer. Susan Hoffman,, 2 July 2019 Dan, 3-1/2, is a 60-pound neutered male redbone coonhound mix who loves people. idahostatesman, 15 May 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of redbone was in 1886

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“Redbone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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