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lowborn

[loh-bawrn]
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adjective
  1. of humble birth.
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Origin of lowborn

First recorded in 1175–1225, lowborn is from the Middle English word lohiboren. See low1, born
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Examples from the Web for lowborn

Historical Examples

  • He would not permit himself to love the lowborn or the poor.

    Ernest Maltravers, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Should he be more cowardly, baser, weaker than the lowborn and wretched?

  • "I am a lowborn, miserable villain," declared the Chief Steward, humbly.

  • The villain is a villain because he is the son of a lowborn and base stonemason.

  • It is only for the lowborn virgin to be taught it by some highborn youth.

    Captain Kyd (Vol 1 of 2)

    Jonathon Holt Ingraham


British Dictionary definitions for lowborn

lowborn

lowbred (ˌləʊˈbrɛd)

adjective rare
  1. of ignoble or common parentage; not royal or noble
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