baseborn

adjective
base·​born | \ ˈbās-ˈbȯrn How to pronounce baseborn (audio) \

Definition of baseborn

1 : mean, ignoble
2a : of humble birth
b : of illegitimate birth

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Examples of baseborn in a Sentence

in the Middle Ages, a baseborn person simply had to accept his or her station in life a baseborn child who didn't even know his father's name

First Known Use of baseborn

1553, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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