Definition of red state in English:

red state

Syllabification: red state

noun

A US state that predominantly votes for or supports the Republican Party. Compare with blue state.
More example sentences
  • President Bush was a liability, even for a Republican in a tomato red state like Virginia.
  • Last summer a legislative committee in Florida, another red state, put insurance executives, lawyers and medical lobbyists under oath in an effort to get to the truth about malpractice costs.
  • But it is clear that Senate Democrats simply cannot afford to have a leader who hails from a hardcore red state.

Origin

from the typical color used to represent the Republican Party on maps during elections.

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