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red-eye

[red-ahy] /ˈrɛdˌaɪ/
noun
1.
the condition of having bloodshot eyes, as from eyestrain or lack of sleep.
2.
Also, red eye, redeye. Informal. a commercial airline flight between two distant points that departs late at night and arrives early in the morning.
3.
redeye (def 3).
4.
an unwanted photographic effect in which a person's iris appears to be red: caused by the reflection of a flashbulb off the blood vessels of the retina.
adjective
5.
Also, redeye. Informal. of or indicating a long-distance flight that leaves late at night:
the red-eye special from New York to Los Angeles.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70, for def 2

redeye

[red-ahy] /ˈrɛdˌaɪ/
noun, plural redeyes (especially collectively) redeye for 1, 2.
1.
any of several fishes having red eyes, as the rock bass.
3.
Also, red-eye, red eye. Slang. cheap, strong whiskey.
4.
red-eye (def 2).
5.
(initial capital letter) Military. a shoulder-launched U.S. Army surface-to-air missile capable of destroying low-flying aircraft.
6.
red-eye (def 4).
adjective
7.
Origin
1665-75; 1920-25, for def 3; red1 + eye
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  • But the ham turned out to be a triumph-sliced thin, and fried, and served with a bowl of redeye gravy.
British Dictionary definitions for redeye

redeye

/ˈrɛdˌaɪ/
noun
1.
(US, slang) inferior whiskey
2.
(Canadian, slang) a drink incorporating beer and tomato juice
3.
another name for rudd

red-eye

noun
1.
(informal)
  1. an aeroplane flight leaving late at night or arriving early in the morning
  2. (as modifier): a red-eye flight
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Word Origin and History for redeye

red-eye

n.

"airplane flight which deprives travelers of sleep," 1968, from the red eyes of sleeplessness; earlier as a noun meaning "raw and inferior whiskey" (1819, American English).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for redeye

redeye

noun
  1. Raw and inferior whiskey; panther piss, rotgut: Barrow put down a slug of redeye (1819+)
  2. Ketchup (1927+)

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