well-bred

adjective \ ˈwel-ˈbred \

Definition of well-bred

1 : having or displaying good breeding : refined
2 : having a good pedigree
  • well-bred swine

First Known Use of well-bred

1585

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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well-bred

Definition of well-bred for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing good manners


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well-bred

adjective \ ˈwel-ˈbred \

Definition of well-bred for Students

: having or showing good manners : polite


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