wellborn

[ wel-bawrn ]
/ ˈwɛlˈbɔrn /

adjective

born of a noble or highly esteemed family.

noun

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

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Origin of wellborn

First recorded before 950; Middle English; Old English welboren; see origin at well1, born
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British Dictionary definitions for wellborn

well-born

adjective (well born when postpositive)

having been born into a wealthy or upper-class family
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