reared in a city.

Origin of city-bred

First recorded in 1880–85; city + bred Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for city-bred

Historical Examples of city-bred

  • “It looks like a county fair exhibit, Dunne,” said a city-bred chap.

    David Dunne

    Belle Kanaris Maniates

  • As he went wonderingly to meet her, he saw that she was city-bred.

    Penny of Top Hill Trail

    Belle Kanaris Maniates

  • They were city-bred, and unaccustomed to face the unusual or the alarming.

    The Runaway Skyscraper

    Murray Leinster

  • There were two thousand people in the building, soft-bodied and city-bred.

    The Runaway Skyscraper

    Murray Leinster

  • City-bred people may not know that this can be done by most outdoor men.

    The Killer

    Stewart Edward White