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  1. not branded or marked to show ownership: an unbranded calf.
  2. Commerce. carrying no brand or trademark of a manufacturer: unbranded canned foods.
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Origin of unbranded

First recorded in 1635–45; un-1 + brand + -ed2, -ed3
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for unbranded

Historical Examples

  • I found I could get no attention there, while I carried an unbranded one.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete

    Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

  • All the other cattle owners did, so Maverick claimed all unbranded stock.

  • In a dell in the forest we espied some “mavericks,” or unbranded stock.

    Pony Tracks

    Frederic Remington

  • A maverick is an unbranded calf that has been weaned and shifts for itself.

  • His name's gone over the ranges as a counter of unbranded stock.