Definition of high-born in English:
Having noble parents: a high-born Portuguese family
More example sentences
- 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.