firstborn

adjective
first·​born | \ˈfərs(t)-ˈbȯrn \

Definition of firstborn 

: first brought forth : eldest

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firstborn noun

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If the prediction is true, that means Harry and Meghan's firstborn will share a birthday with cousin Princess Charlotte, whom Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed to the family on May 2nd, 2015. Isabel Greenberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Baby Could Share a Birthday with Princess Charlotte," 15 Oct. 2018 Taking away a parking space is like taking away someone’s firstborn. Carlos Waters, Vox, "How Janette Sadik-Khan built New York City’s bicycle renaissance," 12 Sep. 2018 For starters, the Queen is spotted with her firstborn Prince Charles much more than her other children. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "​Body Language Experts Analyze Queen Elizabeth's Relationship With Her Children," 24 July 2018 The new parents, who have been dating since April 2017, welcomed their firstborn on Feb 1. Aurelie Corinthios, PEOPLE.com, "Kylie Jenner Sings Along Backstage at Boyfriend Travis Scott's Concert in Cannes," 21 June 2018 Prince George After eleven hours of labor, Kate and William welcomed their firstborn, His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, at 4:24 PM on July 22, 2013 at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in West London. Megan Decker, Harper's BAZAAR, "Everything You Need To Know About Prince William and Kate Middleton's Children," 23 Apr. 2018 My firstborn Howard recently celebrated his 60th birthday. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, "'Three's Company' actor Peter Mark Richman reveals what it was like working with Suzanne Somers, Sophia Loren," 1 June 2018 Catelynn and Tyler Baltierra are celebrating their firstborn daughter on her 9th birthday! Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Catelynn & Tyler Baltierra Celebrate Daughter Carly, Who They Placed for Adoption, on Her Birthday," 18 May 2018 Khloe is celebrating her first birthday as a mother, as her firstborn True Thompson is just two months old. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Kim Kardashian Shares a Cute Birthday Pic for Khloe With Their New Babies: 'I Love Seeing You as a Mom'," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of firstborn

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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firstborn

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of firstborn

: born first

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