natural-born

[nach-er-uh l-bawrn, nach-ruh l-]
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adjective

by virtue of one's nature, qualities, or innate talent: a natural-born musician.

Nearby words

  1. natural theology,
  2. natural varnish,
  3. natural virtue,
  4. natural virtues,
  5. natural wastage,
  6. naturalise,
  7. naturalism,
  8. naturalist,
  9. naturalistic,
  10. naturalistic fallacy

Origin of natural-born

First recorded in 1575–85

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British Dictionary definitions for natural-born

natural-born

adjective

being as specified through one's birtha natural-born Irishman
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Word Origin and History for natural-born

natural-born

adj.

1580s, from natural (adj.) + born.

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