Definition of red ribbon in English:

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red ribbon

noun

US An award given for coming in second in a competition.
Example sentences
  • By a window behind the principal was a table full of trophies and blue and red ribbons.
  • To my delight I won a blue ribbon for my jam and curd, a red ribbon for my salsa and a white ribbon for my pickles.
  • Once again, Ashby's Sterling Ice Cream scored a blue ribbon for its chocolate, vanilla and vanilla bean ice creams, not to mention a red ribbon for its French vanilla variety.

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Syllabification: red rib·bon

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