August 27, 2015 § 1 Comment
From the English word, meaning, well, “red”; usually used as a nickname for someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
That’s, um, pretty much it.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Red (Ross) Milton, “the red-haired editor of the county newspaper”, who takes Jethro under his wing, in Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt (1964; set during the American Civil War, 1861-1865).