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Light skinned female/male mixed with black and another race.
"she doesn't look full black, she must be a redbone"
by Essentrik April 27, 2004
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A stupid person; it refers to the lack of surface area on an individual's brain. The general thought is that the more surface area (wrinkles, creases, etc.) a brain has, the smarter the person is. Conversely, a person with a smooth brain (no wrinkles) has less surface area and would therefore be stupid.
That fucking smooth brain put his shirt on backwards again...

That smooth brain is dumber than a pile of shit.
by Tip Tank May 14, 2011
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Redbone is a person with red undertones in their skin. A person who is a yellow bone has yellow undertones in their skin. If you look closely at their skin you can see the differences.

A redbone can be a light-skinned african american or a person of mixed races meaning they have African American in them...mixed with other's ethnic races!
Redbone Example: Rachel True (Actress:Mona from Half and Half)

Yellow Bone Example: Faith Evans (R&B Singer)
by Mika7 January 07, 2009
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word used to describe a female that has a light skin tone, sometimes they are the results of interacial couple somewhere in their genology.
Man FAMU has some of he best looking redbones in the world.
by bert2 June 29, 2005
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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.
by jennifer October 20, 2004
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A female or male of African American descent who is light skinned with red undertones.
Beyonce, Halle Berry, Ciara, and Sanaa Lathan are redbones.
by Nancy88 December 09, 2006
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