Definition of home-bred in English:

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1Bred or raised at home.
Example sentences
  • True to his ambition of having as many home-bred players in his squad as is feasible, the manager was delighted at being able to give five young players their first run.
  • The first professional racquet match of any importance between home-bred talent was played yesterday afternoon in the court of the Racquet and Tennis Club.
  • Shining light in the sheep section was Hannah Stenton of Thornton Dale, Pickering with a home-bred Blue Faced Leicester ewe.
1.1Lacking in worldly experience; unsophisticated.
Example sentences
  • "The constitution is plain and intelligible, and is meant for the home-bred, unsophisticated understandings of our fellow-citizens."
  • Had Ellis Bell been a lady or a gentleman accustomed to what is called 'the world,' her view of a remote and unreclaimed region, as well as of the dwellers therein, would have differed greatly from that actually taken by the home-bred country girl.

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Syllabification: home-bred

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