[ wel-bawrn ]
/ ˈwɛlˈbɔrn /


born of a good, noble, or highly esteemed family.


(used with a plural verb) wellborn persons collectively (usually preceded by the): the pride and assurance of the wellborn.

Origin of wellborn

before 950; Middle English; Old English welboren. See well1, born
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adjective (well born when postpositive)

having been born into a wealthy or upper-class family
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