from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A US state in which a majority of the electorate votes for the Republican candidate in a statewide election.
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- noun US (
idiomatic) A state of the United Statesvoting Republicanin a given election, or tending to voteRepublican in general.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[From the fact that states that have elected Republican candidates are often colored red on maps in media reports.]
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