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Definition funny of Redbone:
Light skinned female/male mixed with black and another race.
"she doesn't look full black, she must be a redbone"
A fine, thick light skinned girl.
"imma get me some red bones 2nite."
A specific brown-to-reddish skinned people of Louisiana with dark eyes and straight, frizzy or curly hair. They are often thought of as a tri-racial people of Native American, African and some form of Eastern or Western European heritage. Redbones are not neccesarily Creole or Cajun--they traditionally speak English.
The redbone lived in the Louisiana bayou his whole life.
Okay this is the real, real deal folks. Redbone, the correct terminology, is a black person who has red undertones in their hair and skin. Usually light or light caramel but not always. They just have reddish hair and skin. BUT!!! It's NOW used to describe a particular look that occurs in African Americans. Each culture has their own term for this look. In Cuba its: 'Haba' or 'mulatto'. Usually light light complexion. However, The term TODAY, is used in Black culture for any light, super high yellow girl/woman, mulatto looking woman who is Black(Not Latina, etc). If she is mixed, but still looks traditionally black and mixed w/white(Not the Asian and Black look)she may still be called redbone, but its used to describe a Black Woman(who can HAVE 2 black parents) who happens to be extremely light. You can call a guy "redbone" too but its been used so much to describe light skinned women that it wouldn't be used quite right in everyday vernacular, although technically you'd be right.Nowadays it has too many sexual overtones for light light women. Term is used heavily in the south. I am considered a "redbone" and I get called this all the time simply because I am a woman, and Black, but lighter than most Black people in America.
Songs about Redbone:
Come and Get Your Love (Karaoke Version) (In the Style of Redbone) by Karaoke Universe from the Album Come and Get Your Love (Karaoke Version) (In the Style of Redbone)
Chocolate Fe's And Redbones (featuring Johnny P) (Explicit Album Version) by Twista from the Album The Day After [Explicit]
Come and Get Your Love Originally Performed By Redbone (Tribute Version) by New Tribute Kings from the Album Mixtape: A Tribute to Guardians of the Galaxy
Trouble (feat. Redbone) by Tha Native from the Album Trouble (feat. Redbone)
Louisiana Redbone [Clean] by Paul Revere & The Raiders from the Album Alias Pink Puzz [Clean]
Crazy Blues (Originally Performed by Leon Redbone) [Instrumental Version] by Mega Tracks Karaoke Band from the Album Crazy Blues (Originally Performed by Leon Redbone) [Karaoke Version]
Redbone Hound by Idgy Vaughn from the Album Origin Story
Books about Redbone:
RedBone 2: Takeover at Platinum Lofts (Urban Books) by T. Styles (Mar 26, 2013)
Redbone (Urban Books) by T. Styles (Mar 27, 2012)
Redbone: Money, Malice, and Murder in Atlanta by Ron Stodghill (Feb 20, 2007)
Redbone Coonhound Training Secrets by Mark Mendoza (May 16, 2013)
Redbone by Philip Anthony Quinet (Mar 5, 2012)
RedBone (Urban Books) by T. Styles (Jul 1, 2014)
Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities (Hampton... by Regina Spellers and Kimberly Moffitt (Aug 2, 2010)
Wiki information Redbone:
Redbone is a Native American/Latin rock group that was mostly active in the 1970s. They reached the Top 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1974 with the million-selling gold-certified single, "Come and Get Your Love", and achieved minor hits...
Redbone is a term historically used in much of the southern United States to denote a multi-racial individual or culture. In Louisiana it may also refer to a specific geographically and ethnically distinct group.