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baseborn

[beys-bawrn]
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adjective
  1. of humble parentage.
  2. born out of wedlock; illegitimate.
  3. having a base character or nature; mean.
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Origin of baseborn

First recorded in 1585–95; base2 + born
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Related Words

basecommoncontemptibledishonorablehumbleignobleinferiorlower-classmeanplebeianunwashedunworthybastardmisbegottenspurious

Examples from the Web for baseborn

Historical Examples

  • Her bloodstained practising had succeeded in foisting one baseborn plebeian of alien blood into the family.

    A Decade of Italian Women, v. II (of 2)

    T. Adolphus Trollope

  • For they honor money; and the noble weds the baseborn, and the base the highborn; wealth has mixed the race.

    Greek Women

    Mitchell Carroll

  • Baseborn—guilty-born—attainted by my father's crimes, I am unworthy your love or a place in your thoughts.

    Captain Kyd (Vol 1 of 2)

    Jonathon Holt Ingraham


British Dictionary definitions for baseborn

baseborn

adjective archaic
  1. born of humble parents
  2. illegitimate
  3. mean; contemptible
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