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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