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[sit-ee-bred] /ˈsɪt iˌbrɛd/
reared in a city.
Origin of city-bred
First recorded in 1880-85; city + bred Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • “It looks like a county fair exhibit, Dunne,” said a city-bred chap.

    David Dunne

    Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • As he went wonderingly to meet her, he saw that she was city-bred.

    Penny of Top Hill Trail Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • They were city-bred, and unaccustomed to face the unusual or the alarming.

    The Runaway Skyscraper Murray Leinster
  • There were two thousand people in the building, soft-bodied and city-bred.

    The Runaway Skyscraper Murray Leinster
  • city-bred people may not know that this can be done by most outdoor men.

    The Killer Stewart Edward White
  • Though he was born in the thick of London, he was not city-bred.

    The Life of John Ruskin

    W. G. Collingwood
  • I tell you frankly, I would not give a fig for a city-bred boy.

  • I am a city-bred priest, I have not seen the east counties, and I've a mind to go there.

  • Such a life would be rather wearisome to most city-bred ladies.

    The Virginians William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Their children may yet be pale summer boarders; as the boarders, city-bred weeds, may take over their farms.

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