Definition of high-born in English:

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high-born

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adjective

Having noble parents: a high-born Portuguese family
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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.
Synonyms
British  county
informal posh, upper-crust, top-drawer
archaic gentle, of gentle birth
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