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natural-born

[nach-er-uh l-bawrn, nach-ruh l-] /ˈnætʃ ər əlˈbɔrn, ˈnætʃ rəl-/
adjective
2.
by virtue of one's nature, qualities, or innate talent:
a natural-born musician.
Origin of natural-born
1575-1585
1575-85
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  • For the first time in my life I'm in sympathy with true, natural-born, well-mated lovers.

    Dixie Hart Will N. Harben
  • Diamond told him he was a natural-born prevaricator, and let it go at that.

    Frank Merriwell's Races Burt L. Standish
  • I'm expecting to hear it stated by some natural-born liar that I set in my cart and bellered for help!

    The Just and the Unjust Vaughan Kester
  • He was a natural-born sailor, and his abilities were of a high order in that direction.

    Asiatic Breezes Oliver Optic
  • If he had not unearthed a natural-born pitcher, he knew nothing about ball players.

British Dictionary definitions for natural-born

natural-born

adjective
1.
being as specified through one's birth: a natural-born Irishman
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Contemporary definitions for natural-born
adjective

having a position or status from birth

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Word Origin and History for natural-born
adj.

1580s, from natural (adj.) + born.

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Slang definitions & phrases for natural-born

natural-born

adjective

Total; absolute; innate: The man's a natural-born spaz/ a natural-born artist (1930s+ Black)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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