Definition of highborn
: of noble birth
Examples of highborn in a Sentence
skeptics have argued that these dramatic masterpieces must have been written by someone more highborn than one William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon
Recent Examples of highborn from the Web
The term originated during the 1969 New York mayoral campaign, when the Democratic candidate Mario Procaccino charged the highborn Liberal Party incumbent John Lindsay, formerly a Republican, with acts unbecoming to his social class.
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First Known Use of highborn
HIGHBORN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of highborn for English Language Learners
: born into a family with very high social status
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