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Definition of red
adjective (redder, reddest)
- 4 (also red-blanket) South African (of a Xhosa) coming from a traditional tribal culture: a red Xhosa wife spends several years in her mother-in-law’s homesteadContrasted with school1.[with reference to the blankets traditionally worn by the Xhosa people]
Old English rēad, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch rood and German rot, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin rufus, ruber, Greek eruthros, and Sanskrit rudhira 'red'