firstborn

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adjective first·born \ˈfərs(t)-ˈbȯrn\

Definition of firstborn

  1. :  first brought forth :  eldest

firstborn

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14th Century

First Known Use of firstborn

14th century


FIRSTBORN Defined for English Language Learners

firstborn

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adjective first·born \ˈfərs(t)-ˈbȯrn\

Definition of firstborn for English Language Learners

  • : born first



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