Of a specified kind by birth; genuine: a true-born criminal
More example sentences
- ‘When America speaks from its heart, it retreats into a language that none but its true-born citizens can begin to understand.’
- During imperial times, that archetypal native, John Bull, was swaggeringly sure of himself: common sense told this true-born Englishman that he was also a Briton and as such the representative of an empire that straddled the globe.
- The true-born Athenians are keen and critical auditors, constant in their attendance at plays and spectacles.
Definition of true-born in:
- The US English dictionary