dying breed

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of dying breed

: a relatively rare type of person or thing
  • People like them are a dying breed.

Word by Word Definitions

dying play
  1. : approaching death : gradually ceasing to be

  2. : having reached an advanced or ultimate stage of decay or disuse

  3. : of, relating to, or occurring at the time of death or dying

breed play
  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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