Share this entry

Share this page

home-bred

Syllabification: home-bred

Definition of home-bred in English:

adjective

1Bred or raised at home.
Example sentences
  • Among their horses is a home-bred yearling, which, Ronnie says, they have promised will be sensational.
  • Glen and John also took the red rosette in the mare and foal section with Brows Marie and her ten-week-old home-bred foal Burlington Park Naomi.
  • It must be a big wrench for him and the supporters to have a home-bred player leave the club.
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.

Definition of home-bred in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure