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redbone

or red bone

[ red-bohn ]

noun

  1. an American hound having a red coat, used in hunting raccoons, bears, cougars, and wildcats.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of redbone1

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; red 1 + bone

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Example Sentences

When he makes his entrance in the film, he is dancing to the Redbone classic “Come and Get Your Love.”

Later I learned that the director had wanted Leon Redbone to head the band.

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