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
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 21, 2004
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 9, 2006
"that nigga is so light he must be a pure redbone"
by ed June 9, 2003
DAYYUMMM, look at the fine ass redbone!!!!!
by PrettyRAVEgirl January 14, 2008
A redbone is a very fair/light-skinned black female; She can be of mixed from two parents of a different background (i.e. white & black) or be related to someone of a different race along their immediate blood-line which produces her fair complexion OR just have two very fair-skinned (black) parents who may also be mixed of a different race; although body shape is of no relevance, she is commonly known in the urban community for being "thick" which is a compliment referring to nice curves. The hair color/texture has no relevance as there are many redbones with different hair textures...you have some with green, blue, gray or light to dark brown eyes, but the most popular "media" redbones are known for their light eyes; She is commonly from the South (i.e. Louisiana) due to the mixture of French, African, and Indian decent; Lastly, redbones are known for their signature beauty and just happen to factually be one of the FINEST specimens that have walked this earth!
Vanessa Williams (Miss America), Jurnee Smollett, Leona Lewis, Mariah Carey, Jasmine Guy, Noemie Lenoir, Michelle Michael, Tatiana Thumbtzen and Nicole Ari Parker, redbone
by a real redbone May 19, 2010