natural-born

adjective
nat·​u·​ral-born | \ ˈna-chə-rəl-ˌbȯrn How to pronounce natural-born (audio) , ˈnach-rəl- \
variants: or less commonly natural born

Definition of natural-born

1 : having a specified status at birth natural-born Americans especially : having at birth the legal status of citizen or subject (see subject entry 1 sense 1b) No Person except a natural born Citizen … shall be eligible to the Office of President … U.S. Constitution — compare native-born
2 : able to do something well immediately or from the very first time a natural-born storyteller

First Known Use of natural-born

1583, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Natural-born.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/natural-born. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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natural-born

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of natural-born

: able to do something well immediately or from the very first time

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