red-blooded

[ red-bluhd-id ]
/ ˈrɛdˈblʌd ɪd /

adjective

vigorous; virile.

Nearby words

  1. red-back spider,
  2. red-backed shrike,
  3. red-bellied black snake,
  4. red-bellied turtle,
  5. red-billed quelea,
  6. red-dog,
  7. red-eye,
  8. red-eye gravy,
  9. red-eyed vireo,
  10. red-faced

Origin of red-blooded

First recorded in 1795–1805

Related formsred-blood·ed·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for red-blooded

red-blooded

adjective

informal vigorous; virile
Derived Formsred-bloodedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for red-blooded

red-blooded

adj.

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

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