born and bred
Born and educated in a single locale or social class. For example, Adam was a Bostonian, born and bred. Although the two words were paired earlier, the precise locution dates from the mid-1800s.
A “zedonk,” half donkey/zebra, was just born. What are the parents of ligers, dzos, and beefalos?Zedonk. Yes, this is for real. “The offspring of a zebra and a donkey.” Prepare yourself for an even larger dose of absurdity: there are plenty more zany names for unlikely crossbreeds, and we’ve collected a nonsensical herd of them. We don’t know if the baby zedonk, born in the state of Georgia about a week ago, has a name, but an Associated Press report notes that …
Seven Wacky Words Born In The USARead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
- bormann, martin,
- born under a lucky star,
- born with a silver spoon,
- born with a silver spoon in one's mouth,
- born yesterday,
- born, max
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