born and bred

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of born and bred

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

Word by Word Definitions

born play
  1. : brought forth by or as if by birth

  2. : native

  3. : deriving or resulting from

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

  2. : beget

  3. : produce, engender

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

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

  3. : class, kind


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