raised or bred in the country.

Origin of country-bred

First recorded in 1660–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for country-bred

Historical Examples of country-bred

  • There was a stile to climb, but this was no obstacle to the country-bred girl.

  • Our country-bred ancestors didn't need a will to leave us those.

    One Way Out

    William Carleton

  • No nose is so green and country-bred that it doesn't sniff the spices of India.

    Chimney-Pot Papers

    Charles S. Brooks

  • But I, for one, was young and ignorant, and Madam was country-bred and truthful.

  • I am country-bred, and cherish a preference for the scenes of my childhood.


    Marion Harland