red ribbon


noun

a badge, banner, rosette, or the like made of red-colored ribbon or other material and used to signify the achievement of second place, as in a contest.

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Origin of red ribbon

First recorded in 1715–25
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Example sentences from the Web for red ribbon

  • The red-ribbon became intelligible; it fell into line with Morewood's ill-disciplined wish.

    Quisant|Anthony Hope
  • From Christina of the rock-bound speech he blasted the items that she was wearing "a dress all new" and "a red-ribbon hat."

    The Lions of the Lord|Harry Leon Wilson