: badly brought up or showing bad upbringing : impolite

Word History

First Known Use

1604, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ill-bred was in 1604

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“Ill-bred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ill-bred. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

ill-bred

adjective
ˈil-ˈbred
: badly brought up : impolite
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