Definition of Red Terror in English:

Red Terror

noun

  • 1The period (1793–4) of violent repression during the First French Revolution; the Terror.

  • 2The persecution of opponents by the Bolsheviks after the Russian Revolution of 1917; (in extended use) a period of violent repression by a communist or left-wing regime.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in New Monthly Magazine.