Meaning of redface in English:


Pronunciation /ˈrɛdfeɪs/


mass noun
  • Used to refer to the practice of wearing make-up and clothing to imitate the appearance of a North American Indian person, typically as part of a performance. This practice is generally regarded as offensive.

    ‘I think the guy in redface took it way too far’
    • ‘redface costumes that mocked native communities’


1950s: from red + face, on the model of blackface.