baseborn

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

Definition of baseborn

1 : mean, ignoble
2a : of humble birth
b : born to parents who are not married to each other

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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 2a

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The first known use of baseborn was in 1553

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18 May 2021

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“Baseborn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baseborn. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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