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red-blooded

[red-bluhd-id] /ˈrɛdˈblʌd ɪd/
adjective
1.
vigorous; virile.
Origin of red-blooded
1795-1805
First recorded in 1795-1805
Related forms
red-bloodedness, noun
Synonyms
robust, sturdy, lusty, hearty.
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  • Men like what the magazines call “a red-blooded, two-fisted, he-man.”

  • So this was the man whom Richard Gregory had designated as a red-blooded American.

    El Diablo Brayton Norton
  • Young men, red-blooded, far from home, inhabit these war cities.

    Huts in Hell Daniel A. Poling
  • One there lacks the freedom of expression which all red-blooded men love.

    Cox--The Man Roger W. Babson
  • He is a hearty, red-blooded, Tory gentleman who lives in Worcestershire.

British Dictionary definitions for red-blooded

red-blooded

adjective
1.
(informal) vigorous; virile
Derived Forms
red-bloodedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for red-blooded
adj.

"having red blood," 1802, from red (adj.1) + blood (n.). Figurative meaning "vigorous, spirited" is recorded from 1877.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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