true·​born | \ ˈtrü-ˈbȯrn How to pronounce trueborn (audio) \

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

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First Known Use of trueborn

1590, in the meaning defined above

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“Trueborn.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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