Definition of high-born in English:


Syllabification: high-born
Pronunciation: /ˈhīˌbôrn


  • Having noble parents: the high-born man who inherited wealth and dutifully flaunted it
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    • Raised a Catholic, he came from a high-born family; his father was a rich timber merchant, and his mother a friend of Egypt's King Farouk.
    • Sensing a threat both to their property and their prerogative, the high-born gentlemen put an end to the little experiment in selfless utopianism.
    • Born Catholic Daisy O'Dwyer in County Tipperary, she later claimed descent from a high-born Protestant family.
    noble, aristocratic, well-born, titled, patrician, blue-blooded, upper-class, genteel
    informal upper-crust, top-drawer
    archaic gentle

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