American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Chiefly Pennsylvania To clear: redd the dinner table.
- redd up To tidy: redded up the front room.
- n. A spawning nest made by a fish, especially a salmon or trout.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- v. colloquial To put in order; to make tidy; generally with up.
- v. colloquial To free from entanglement.
- v. colloquial To free from embarrassment.
- v. Scotland and Northern England To fix boundaries.
- v. Scotland and Northern England To comb hair.
- v. Scotland and Northern England To separate combatants.
- v. Scotland and Northern England To settle, usually a quarrel.
- v. obsolete To save, rescue, deliver
- v. transitive, Pennsylvania To clean, tidy up, to put in order.
- n. A spawning nest made by a fish.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of rede.
- v. obsolete Simple past tense and past participle of read.
- From the archaic verb rede or read (Wiktionary)
- Middle English dialectal redden, to clear an area (influenced by Middle English redden, to rescue, free from), from Old Norse rydhja; see rid.Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Adopted from Native American tradition, the drum beats represent the slap of the female coho's tail as she scrapes out a shallow gravel nest called a redd.”
“A redd is a place where fish "spawn," or lay eggs.”
“When I moved to North Carolina from Pennsylvania, aside from my northern accent, the regionalism of mine that most stood out was 'redd', as in: "I need to go home and redd up the house.”
“But they got out of their chair and soon began to "redd" away the stones though they found very great difficulty in getting the lamps to burn.”
“For example, it isn't in the dictionary and spell-checker for my own word processor, so every time I type "redd" on my computer it shows up underlined in red (an appropriate color, I suppose) as a misspelled word.”
“Especially when pewlosi, redd and obama get hold of her.”
“I redd it wenn teh papur-bakk caem owt an dat wuz a lawng tiem ago!”
“May 28, 2010 at 6:56 pm att nawt-secund, ai redd wutt yoo sed rong….den ai reelized dat dere wuzz a ‘wander’ inn dere….”
“Yu kud sea tehm frum farzfarz awae bikaws tehy hadded beriberi tawl, poynteded redd roofses.”
“Until ai redd dat uvver peeps wos habbin trubblols wif de sight, ai thort it wos juss me.”
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