trueborn

adjective

true·​born ˈtrü-ˈbȯrn How to pronounce trueborn (audio)
: genuinely such by birth
a trueborn EnglishmanWilliam 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, 27 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of trueborn was in 1590

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“Trueborn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trueborn. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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