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underbred

[uhn-der-bred] /ˌʌn dərˈbrɛd/
adjective
1.
having inferior breeding or manners; vulgar.
2.
not of pure breed, as a horse.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; under- + bred
Related forms
underbreeding
[uhn-der-bree-ding] /ˌʌn dərˈbri dɪŋ/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for underbreeding

underbred

/ˌʌndəˈbrɛd/
adjective
1.
of impure stock; not thoroughbred
2.
a less common word for ill-bred
Derived Forms
underbreeding, noun
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Word Origin and History for underbreeding

underbred

adj.

"of inferior breeding, vulgar," 1640s, from under + past participle of breed (v.). Of animals, "not pure bred," attested from 1890.

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