trueborn

adjective
true·​born | \ˈtrü-ˈbȯrn \

Definition of trueborn 

: genuinely such by birth a trueborn Englishman— William Shakespeare

Examples of trueborn in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

As the trueborn son of Rhaegar — who was the Mad King's heir — Jon technically has a stronger claim to the Iron Throne than Daenerys. Megan Mccluskey, Time, "Game of Thrones Just Took a Massive Step Toward Its Ultimate Endgame in the Season 7 Finale," 27 Aug. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'trueborn.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of trueborn

1590, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about trueborn

Statistics for trueborn

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for trueborn

The first known use of trueborn was in 1590

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on trueborn

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with trueborn

Comments on trueborn

What made you want to look up trueborn? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a nest or breeding place

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!