"abortive, premature, mis-shapen from birth," late Old English misboren "abortive, degenerate," from mis- (1) + born. From 1580s as "born of an unlawful union."

Nearby words

  1. misbehave,
  2. misbehavior,
  3. misbelief,
  4. misbelieve,
  5. misbetide,
  6. misbrand,
  7. misc.,
  8. misc. doc.,
  9. miscalculate,
  10. miscalculation

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for misborn

  • "We go where we will, and no misborn Brazilians can stop us," snarled Francisco.

    The Pathless Trail|Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel