adjective \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


Next Word in the Dictionary: highboy
Previous Word in the Dictionary: high–boiling
All Words Near: highborn

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up highborn? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More