Definition of red ned in English:

red ned


mass nounNZ, Australian
  • Red wine of inferior quality.

    ‘he was huddled in a corner, a lone bottle of red ned for company’
    • ‘He sold everything, from horseshoes to the odd bottle of red Ned.’
    • ‘In rejoicing at his freedom, he had quaffed half a bottle of red ned.’
    • ‘During a break he opened his capacious picnic hamper and produced a bottle of Red Ned.’
    • ‘“I've built up a thirst and a half. Could I have a tumbler of red Ned?”’
    • ‘I could get us up a bottle of Red Ned, a drop of Muscat?’


Early 20th century: rhyming reduplication, possibly influenced by red biddy.