[ red-shur-ting ]

    • the practice of keeping a high school or college athlete out of varsity competition for one year to develop skills and extend eligibility.

    • the practice of delaying a child from starting kindergarten for one year, believed by some parents to give the child academic, athletic, and social advantages: academic redshirting;Is redshirting common practice at your school?

  1. the practice of quickly killing off a newly introduced character in a TV show or movie.

Origin of redshirting

An Americanism dating back to 1970–80; redshirt + -ing1

Words Nearby redshirting Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023