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red devil

noun, Slang.
red1 (def 6).
Origin of red devil
First recorded in 1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • You see that red devil, yonder, that's been set here to guard me?

    The Frontiersmen Gustave Aimard
  • Ambition is a red devil of a horse, but he gets you somewhere.

    Child and Country Will Levington Comfort
  • The red devil was a friend at the hall here, too, or as much so as their bloody hearts will let any of them be.

  • The red devil, if observed by some old, wise person, would have been said to be in the act of practicing his art.

    Gypsy Flight Roy J. Snell
  • I screamed to the sun: 'It doesn't hurt me, you red devil; it doesn't hurt me!'

    Mother Maksim Gorky
  • And ever at its side was a red devil, also tall, and so thin one wondered what held the bones together.

  • You red devil, get up and show your colors, or I will send a bullet through your head!

    The Border Spy Lieut. Col. Hazeltine
  • I who tell it you was one time attack on this very river by three red devil in ze canoe.

    A Dream of Empire William Henry Venable
  • Jeff quickened pulse and pace—for one was a red devil and the other wore the soft gray costume of a Friend.

    Bransford of Rainbow Range Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  • But before the red devil could discharge another, Ben Painter was up with him, and the knife he had drawn was buried in his heart.

    Buckskin Mose Buckskin Mose
Slang definitions & phrases for red devil


n,n phr

Seconal2, a barbiturate capsule: dropping Reds and busting heads (1960s+ Narcotics)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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