pure-blood·​ed ˈpyu̇r-ˌblə-dəd How to pronounce pure-blooded (audio)
variants or pure-blood
pureblood noun

Examples of pure-blooded in a Sentence

both dogs are pure-blooded Chesapeake Bay retrievers
Recent Examples on the Web Proving one’s status as a pure-blooded Aryan unlocked access to membership in the Nazi Party, to the military and state apparatus, to a university education. Fintan O’Toole, The New York Review of Books, 20 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1772, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pure-blooded was in 1772

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“Pure-blooded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pure-blooded. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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