half-bred

adjective

ˈhaf-ˌbred How to pronounce half-bred (audio)
ˈhäf-
: having one purebred parent
half-bred mares and stallions
half-bred noun
plural half-breds

Word History

First Known Use

1607, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of half-bred was in 1607

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“Half-bred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/half-bred. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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