lowborn

adjective
low·​born | \ ˈlō-ˈbȯrn How to pronounce lowborn (audio) \

Definition of lowborn

: born in a low condition or rank

Examples of lowborn in a Sentence

his patrician parents were very slow to accept his lowborn wife
Recent Examples on the Web Instead, Nero fell hard for a lowborn freedwoman named Acte. Gaia Squarci, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Sep. 2020 Question 1 Who are Jon Snow's parents? A. Ned Stark and Catelyn Stark B. Ned Stark and a lowborn woman C. Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen D. Lyanna Stark and Robert Baratheon Correct! Megan Mccluskey, Time, 27 June 2017 The Gilbert and Sullivan operetta tells the story of a ship captain’s daughter who falls in love with a lowborn sailor, against her father’s wishes. Jillian S. Jarrett, Washington Post, 17 May 2017 Question 1 Who are Jon Snow's parents? A. Ned Stark and Catelyn Stark B. Ned Stark and a lowborn woman C. Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen D. Lyanna Stark and Robert Baratheon Correct! Megan Mccluskey, Time, 27 June 2017

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First Known Use of lowborn

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Lowborn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lowborn. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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