Definition of pedigree
- The pedigree traces the family back to the 18th century.
- That horse has an impressive pedigree.
- actions spoke louder than pedigrees in the trenches
- —Dixon Wecter
- vouch for a horse's pedigree
That horse has an impressive pedigree.
What is the dog's pedigree?
The puppy came with papers proving its pedigree.
Democracy is an idea with a pedigree stretching back to ancient Greece.
The company has an excellent pedigree with over a century in the business.
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
: the history of the family members in a person's or animal's past especially when it is good or impressive
: the origin and history of something especially when it is good or impressive
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