- 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
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Related Wordsnoble, haughty, patrician, elegant, well-bred, dignified, stylish, courtly, aristocratic, genteel, courteous, polite, imperial, royal, grand, privileged, cultured, refined, polished, aloof
Examples from the Web for wellborn
Wellborn, who presided, counted a quorum and declared the resolutions adopted.Robert Toombs
Pleasant A. Stovall
Yes, a wellborn, lovely little lady, and I'll marry her if I live.The Mysterious Key And What It Opened
Louisa May Alcott
This varlet, Wellborn, lives too long, to upbraid me With my close cheat put upon him.
And yet your good solicitorship, and rogue Wellborn, Were brought into her presence, feasted with her.
Wellborn, comfortably trained, healthy and easy-natured, the world had always turned its pleasant side to him.That Lass O' Lowrie's
Frances Hodgson Burnett