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baseborn

[beys-bawrn] /ˈbeɪsˈbɔrn/
adjective
1.
of humble parentage.
2.
born out of wedlock; illegitimate.
3.
having a base character or nature; mean.
Origin of baseborn
1585-1595
1585-95; base2 + born
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  • For they honor money; and the noble weds the baseborn, and the base the highborn; wealth has mixed the race.

    Greek Women Mitchell Carroll
  • baseborn—guilty-born—attainted by my father's crimes, I am unworthy your love or a place in your thoughts.

    Captain Kyd (Vol 1 of 2) Jonathon Holt Ingraham
  • Her bloodstained practising had succeeded in foisting one baseborn plebeian of alien blood into the family.

British Dictionary definitions for baseborn

baseborn

/ˈbeɪsˌbɔːn/
adjective (archaic)
1.
born of humble parents
2.
illegitimate
3.
mean; contemptible
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