born in a city.

Origin of city-born

First recorded in 1590–1600; city + born Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for city-born

Historical Examples of city-born

  • They were city-born, taught by the city to let other people live their own lives.

    The Job

    Sinclair Lewis

  • Harry, by the way, was a city-born bushman, who had been everything for some years.

  • First she talked of the city, and found he was not city-born.


    Ruth Sawyer

  • But when the city-born children come to Mooseheart they come into their own.

    The Iron Puddler

    James J. Davis

  • They originate closer to nature than city-born men and seem to spring from the very soil.