highbred

adjective high·bred \ ˈhī-ˈbred \

Definition of highbred

: coming from superior stock

Examples of highbred in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of highbred

1613

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