follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

red state

noun, U.S. Politics.
1.
a state of the U.S. that usually votes Republican.
Compare blue state.
Origin
with reference to the color used on maps in televised coverage of the 2000 U.S. presidential election to show the states won by the Republican candidate
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Contemporary definitions for red-state
noun

any U.S. state that tends to vote for candidates of the Republican party in a general election

Examples

The phrase "red state, blue state, purple state" represents the American political map during a general election.

Word Origin

2000-2004

Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014 Dictionary.com, LLC
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for red-state

red state

noun phrase

Any US state that tends to vote for candidates of the Republican party in a general election (2000+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for red

4
4
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with red-state