Meaning of red devil in English:

red devil

Pronunciation /ˌrɛd ˈdɛvl/


  • 1In plural. Usually with the and capital initials: (a name for) the Parachute Regiment of the British Army; (now more usually) the Parachute Regiment's display team.

  • 2 historical A type of Italian hand grenade used during the Second World War (1939–45). Also attributive.

  • 3North American slang = red-bird .


1940s; earliest use found in The Times. From red + devil.