home·​bred ˈhōm-ˈbred How to pronounce homebred (audio)
: produced at home : indigenous

Examples of homebred in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lord Miles is a homebred for Vegso Racing Stable, which owns the dam, Lady Esme, a Florida-bred who never made it to the racetrack. Jason Frakes, The Courier-Journal, 20 Apr. 2023 In China, the rise of a homebred star in 23-year-old Alfa Romeo driver Zhou Guanyu has helped rev up interest. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, 24 June 2022 Martha Wells’ homebred Tell Cartel will make the final start of his career. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, 11 Dec. 2020 Their homebred 2-year-old filly Giving Freely won the John Deere California Juvenile on Saturday night, while Conquering Marie won the Grade 2 $211,100 Golden State Derby at 38-1 odds on Sunday. Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2019 Katherine Ball's homebred Julerette, a winner of three straight races, will make her Maryland debut as the 2-1 program favorite in the $100,000 Nellie Morse. baltimoresun.com, 25 Jan. 2018 Now, many of the same countries that finally found the power to determine their own fate some three decades ago are voluntarily surrendering it to a homebred flavor of suppression. Yascha Mounk, Slate Magazine, 11 Oct. 2017 Horse racing: Despite a slow break and a surface that had not previously been to his liking, Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Firestone's homebred Special Envoy won the $75,000 Hansel at Laurel Park by 81/4 lengths. baltimoresun.com, 5 Aug. 2017 In the Lake George, Patricia Moseley's homebred Proctor's Ledge picked up her first stakes win with a late-running 13/4-length victory over Party Boat. courant.com, 21 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1560, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of homebred was circa 1560

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“Homebred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homebred. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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