redshirt means: An athlete from college who can practice with the team, but cannot compete for one year to prolong the athlete’s eligibility. (in Merlin Dictionary)

What else does redshirt mean?

  • A redshirt is to make a student a student. (in Merlin Dictionary)
  • An adventure or science fiction story character whose only purpose in life is to be killed by the villain or intinerant monster. This is a reference to the red-colored uniforms worn by security personnel on Star Trek’s original Star Trek series in order to die during the opening-credits teasers. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Ismael Rey)
  • Star Trek episodes feature an expendable crew member that dies wearing a red shirt. This has been used to denote the defeat or failure of an action or idea. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Joyce Stein)
  • An acronym used by the Navy to refer to a Navy person working in Aviation Ordnance aboard an aircraft carrier flight deck. A ordnanceman. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Jefferson Boyd)
  • A red shirt in college athletics refers to a player who is part of the team but has not played yet. Red-shirts are not walk-ons, as one poster stated. All scholarship players wear red-shirts. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Brianna Shaw)
  • A person who doesn’t want to die or is in great trouble. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Urijah Gonzalez)
  • An employee whose work quality is such that it leads to them being fired. Star Trek’s characters who are so bad at work that they get killed in all missions, while the rest of the officers barely move a muscle. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Matthew Roberts)
  • 1. Superior being, with higher quality and supernatural senses. 2. A company can only hire the best employees. The cult. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Eden Faulkner)