thoroughbred


1thor·ough·bred

adjective \-ˌbred\

Definition of THOROUGHBRED

1
:  thoroughly trained or skilled <a thoroughbred soldier>
2
:  bred from the best blood through a long line :  purebred <thoroughbred dogs>
3
a capitalized :  of, relating to, or being a Thoroughbred horse
b :  having characteristics resembling those of a Thoroughbred

First Known Use of THOROUGHBRED

1701

2thoroughbred

noun

: an animal (especially a horse) whose parents are from the same breed

Thoroughbred : a type of fast horse used mainly for racing

Full Definition of THOROUGHBRED

1
:  a purebred or pedigreed animal
2
:  a thoroughly educated or skilled person
3
capitalized :  any of an English breed of light speedy horses kept chiefly for racing that originated from crosses between English mares of uncertain ancestry and Arabian stallions

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First Known Use of THOROUGHBRED

1820

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