a person born in a particular place: The delegation from Iowa nominated a native son.
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Origin of native son
An Americanism dating back to 1825–35
Words nearby native son
Definition for native son (2 of 2)
a novel (1940) by Richard Wright.
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Cultural definitions for native son
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