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underbred

[ uhn-der-bred ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈbrɛd /
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adjective
having inferior breeding or manners; vulgar.
not of pure breed, as a horse.
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Origin of underbred

First recorded in 1640–50; under- + bred

OTHER WORDS FROM underbred

un·der·breed·ing [uhn-der-bree-ding], /ˌʌn dərˈbri dɪŋ/, noun
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How to use underbred in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for underbred

underbred
/ (ˌʌndəˈbrɛd) /

adjective
of impure stock; not thoroughbred
a less common word for ill-bred

Derived forms of underbred

underbreeding, noun
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