un·​brand·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈbran-dəd How to pronounce unbranded (audio) \

Definition of unbranded

1 : not marked with the owner's name or mark unbranded cattle
2 : not sold under a brand name

Examples of unbranded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mask of the Phantasm dramatized Bruce Wayne's first night out as an unbranded vigilante: all black, no glam. Darren Franich, EW.com, 17 Feb. 2022 The New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association is concerned about the ability of the wildlife agents to distinguish branded from unbranded livestock. Fox News, 8 Feb. 2022 In some areas of the Coronado National Forest, Bugbee has witnessed herds of unbranded cattle wreaking havoc on cuckoo habitat. Lindsey Botts, The Arizona Republic, 23 Nov. 2021 Legend has it that the term evolved into the noun maverick, which the dictionary defines as someone who is an independent thinker, a rebel or pushes the boundaries, or an unbranded calf. Taylor Pettaway, San Antonio Express-News, 26 Jan. 2022 An effort was afoot to rectify that last vestige of the town’s unbranded origin. Paul Eisenberg, chicagotribune.com, 9 Jan. 2022 Watkins said the fact that Pinterest is an unbranded search platform, opens the door to a large volume of possibilities and brands available to pinners. Sharon Edelson, Forbes, 12 May 2021 Last month, the online site, which has 16 brick-and-mortar consignment stores around the U.S., saw orders with gift boxes rise by 73% over the same month last year for unbranded jewelry. Leanne Italie, chicagotribune.com, 14 Dec. 2021 Jamie Court, president of nonprofit Consumer Watchdog, suggests filling up at an independent, unbranded station, where gas prices are often lower. Kellie Hwang, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of unbranded

1749, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unbranded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbranded. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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