born and bred

Definition of born and bred

  1. —used to refer to where one's birth and childhood took place <He's Mexican born and bred.>

Word by Word Definitions

bornplay
  1. :  brought forth by or as if by birth

    :  native

    :  deriving or resulting from

breedplay bred
  1. :  to produce (offspring) by hatching or gestation

    :  beget

    :  produce, engender

  1. :  a group of usually domesticated animals or plants presumably related by descent from common ancestors and visibly similar in most characters

    :  a number of persons of the same stock (see 1stock 5b(1))

    :  class, kind


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