native-born

[ ney-tiv-bawrn ]
/ ˈneɪ tɪvˈbɔrn /

adjective

born in the place or country indicated: a native-born Australian.

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Origin of native-born

First recorded in 1490–1500
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British Dictionary definitions for native-born

native-born

adjective

born in the country or area indicated
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