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[foo l-bluhd-id] /ˈfʊlˈblʌd ɪd/
of unmixed ancestry; thoroughbred:
a full-blooded Cherokee.
vigorous; virile; hearty:
full-blooded enjoyment.
Origin of full-blooded
An Americanism dating back to 1765-75
Related forms
full-bloodedness, noun Unabridged
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  • An' she's so full-blooded it'll be likely to go hard with her.

    Meadow Grass Alice Brown
  • Thus the young, full-blooded Normans awaited their first fray.

    Norman Ten Hundred

    A. Stanley Blicq
  • He's a full-blooded Sioux, yet he has many of the ways and habits of the white man.

    Kiddie the Scout

    Robert Leighton
  • He was not surprised that he had been mistaken for a full-blooded Indian.

    Kiddie the Scout

    Robert Leighton
  • Ieremia was lighter-skinned than the Fitu-Ivans, as was natural in a full-blooded Samoan.

    A Son Of The Sun Jack London
  • Anyway, here's the story: Parlay's a full-blooded Frenchman.

    A Son Of The Sun Jack London
  • His name is Targo—he is a Malite—full-blooded I believe, although he says not.

    The Girl in the Golden Atom

    Raymond King Cummings
  • You must remember that they are full-blooded, and I always have my stock replenished.

British Dictionary definitions for full-blooded


(esp of horses) of unmixed ancestry; thoroughbred
having great vigour or health; hearty; virile
Derived Forms
full-bloodedness, noun
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