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red ribbon

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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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Nearby words

red poll, red pulp, red rag, red rattle, red reflex, red ribbon, red river, red river war, red roman, red rose, red rot
Compare blue ribbon.

Origin of red ribbon

First recorded in 1715–25
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples 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