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thoroughbred

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adjective thor·ough·bred \-ˌbred\

Definition of thoroughbred

  1. 1 :  bred from the best blood through a long line :  purebred thoroughbred dogs

  2. 2a capitalized :  of, relating to, or being a Thoroughbred horseb :  having characteristics resembling those of a Thoroughbred

  3. 3 :  thoroughly trained or skilled a thoroughbred soldier

1701

First Known Use of thoroughbred

1701


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thoroughbred

noun thor·ough·bred

Definition of thoroughbred

  1. 1 :  a purebred or pedigreed animal

  2. 2 capitalized :  any of an English breed of light speedy horses kept chiefly for racing that originated from crosses between English mares of uncertain ancestry and Arabian stallions

  3. 3 :  a thoroughly educated or skilled person

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1820

First Known Use of thoroughbred

1820


THOROUGHBRED Defined for English Language Learners

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thoroughbred

noun thor·ough·bred

Definition of thoroughbred for English Language Learners

  • : an animal (especially a horse) whose parents are from the same breed

  • Thoroughbred : a type of fast horse used mainly for racing


THOROUGHBRED Defined for Kids

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thoroughbred

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adjective thor·ough·bred \ˈthər-ō-ˌbred\

Definition of thoroughbred for Students


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thoroughbred

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noun thor·ough·bred

Definition of thoroughbred for Students

  1. 1 cap :  a speedy horse of an English breed kept mainly for racing

  2. 2 :  a purebred animal

  3. 3 :  a very educated or skilled person



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