highbred

adjective

high·​bred ˈhī-ˈbred How to pronounce highbred (audio)
: coming from superior stock

Examples of highbred in a Sentence

as the highbred descendant of one of the state's oldest families, he bristled at being ordered about by an uncouth upstart

Word History

First Known Use

1613, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of highbred was in 1613

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Cite this Entry

“Highbred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/highbred. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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