of humble parentage.
born out of wedlock; illegitimate.
having a base character or nature; mean.

Origin of baseborn

First recorded in 1585–95; base2 + born Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for baseborn

Historical Examples of baseborn

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

  • 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


adjective archaic

born of humble parents
mean; contemptible
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