Definition of firstborn in English:


Line breaks: first|born
Pronunciation: /ˈfɜːstbɔːn


  • Denoting the first child born to a particular person: the firstborn child of the queen
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    • There are 5 million couples living out of wedlock in France, and 42% of firstborn children are born outside of marriage.
    • Over 70 percent of firstborn children are born to unmarried couples.
    • I was their firstborn child, their baby girl, the very embodiment of their hopes and dreams.


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  • A person’s first child: their firstborn arrived
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    • Since moms and dads are usually way worried about giving firstborns the go-ahead for new experiences, you've forged a path in uncharted territory.
    • Some weeks previously John and I had taken our firstborns away for a much-talked-about weekend to Paris, so it was only fair that the secondborns should go somewhere too.
    • Your sisters and mother are waiting for you with the other firstborns.

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