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Definition of born and bred

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

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“Born and bred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/born%20and%20bred. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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