redbait

[ red-beyt ]
/ ˈrɛdˌbeɪt /

verb (used without object)

to denounce or deprecate as a political radical, especially to accuse of being communist.

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Origin of redbait

1935–40; back formation from redbaiter, redbaiting.See red1, bait

OTHER WORDS FROM redbait

redbaiter, noun
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