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highbred

[hahy-bred]
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  1. of superior breed.
  2. characteristic of superior breeding: highbred manners.
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Origin of highbred

First recorded in 1665–75; high + bred
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Related Words for highbred

blood, full-blooded, gentle, highborn, imperial, kingly, noble, patrician, pedigree, pureblood, purebred, pedigreed, queenly, titled, wellborn

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Historical Examples of highbred

  • She was not like Alston, not like his sister, who had a highbred charm, something in the way of Alston's own.

    The Prisoner

    Alice Brown

  • A friend of mine has a highbred Boston terrier named "Betty."

    Why Worry?

    George Lincoln Walton, M.D.

  • Mrs. Highbred, hearing of her popularity, concluded to give a party and invite her.

    Allegories of Life

    Mrs. J. S. Adams

  • Lucilla showed her a fine photograph of his powerful, melancholy, highbred face, and she was quite overcome by it.

  • It struck Marion by its resolution, a sort of highbred bullying and a little hardness about it.

    Vanitas

    Vernon Lee