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of unmixed ancestry; thoroughbred: a full-blooded Cherokee.
vigorous; virile; hearty: full-blooded enjoyment.

Origin of full-blooded

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75
Related formsfull-blood·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for full-blooded

Contemporary Examples of full-blooded

Historical Examples of full-blooded

  • An' she's so full-blooded it'll be likely to go hard with her.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • Thus the young, full-blooded Normans awaited their first fray.

    Norman Ten Hundred

    A. Stanley Blicq

  • He's a full-blooded Sioux, yet he has many of the ways and habits of the white man.

    Kiddie the Scout

    Robert Leighton

  • He was not surprised that he had been mistaken for a full-blooded Indian.

    Kiddie the Scout

    Robert Leighton

  • Ieremia was lighter-skinned than the Fitu-Ivans, as was natural in a full-blooded Samoan.

    A Son Of The Sun

    Jack London

British Dictionary definitions for full-blooded



(esp of horses) of unmixed ancestry; thoroughbred
having great vigour or health; hearty; virile
Derived Formsfull-bloodedness, noun
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