adjective high·born \ˈhī-ˈbrn\

: born into a family with very high social status

Full Definition of HIGHBORN

:  of noble birth

Examples of HIGHBORN

  1. <skeptics have argued that these dramatic masterpieces must have been written by someone more highborn than one William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon>

First Known Use of HIGHBORN

13th century


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