well bred

well-bred

[wel-bred]
adjective
1.
well brought up; properly trained and educated: a well-bred boy.
2.
showing good breeding, as in behavior or manners.
3.
(of animals) of a desirable breed or pedigree.

Origin:
1590–1600

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well-bred
 
adj
1.  Also: well-born of respected or noble lineage
2.  indicating good breeding: well-bred manners
3.  of good thoroughbred stock: a well-bred spaniel

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