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.

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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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