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  1. bred or raised at home; native; indigenous; domestic.
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Origin of homebred

First recorded in 1580–90; home + bred
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Historical Examples of homebred

  • There only the homebred wit and humor freely flow and flash.

    Continental Monthly , Vol. 6, No. 1, July, 1864


  • His virtues are all his own—all plain, homebred, and unaffected.

  • But any season may bring it to your own shores; or at any hour it may appear among you homebred.

    Colloquies on Society

    Robert Southey

  • His virtues are all his own; all plain, homebred, and unaffected.

  • Plague not yourselves nor the land of your adoption, by importing and giving perpetuity to homebred prejudices.

British Dictionary definitions for homebred


  1. raised or bred at home
  2. lacking sophistication or cultivation; crude
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