firstborn

[ furst-bawrn ]
/ ˈfɜrstˈbɔrn /
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adjective

first in the order of birth; eldest.

noun

a firstborn child.
a first result or product.

Nearby words

  1. first-strike,
  2. first-string,
  3. first-termer,
  4. first-time,
  5. first-timer,
  6. firstcomer,
  7. firsthand,
  8. firstling,
  9. firstly,
  10. firstnighter

Origin of firstborn

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at first, born

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