Definition of red ribbon in English:

red ribbon


  • 1US An award given for coming second in a competition.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘By a window behind the principal was a table full of trophies and blue and red ribbons.’
  • 2Canadian An award for coming first in a competition.

    • ‘Who says you don't stand a dog's chance of winning a red ribbon in a Bow-Wow Beauty contest?’