well-bred

[ wel-bred ]
/ ˈwɛlˈbrɛd /

adjective

well brought up; properly trained and educated: a well-bred boy.
showing good breeding, as in behavior or manners.
(of animals) of a desirable breed or pedigree.

Nearby words

  1. well-behaved,
  2. well-being,
  3. well-beloved,
  4. well-blessed,
  5. well-born,
  6. well-built,
  7. well-chosen,
  8. well-clothed,
  9. well-concealed,
  10. well-conditioned

Origin of well-bred

First recorded in 1590–1600

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British Dictionary definitions for well-bred

well-bred

adjective (well bred when postpositive)

Also: well-born of respected or noble lineage
indicating good breedingwell-bred manners
of good thoroughbred stocka well-bred spaniel
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