follow Dictionary.com

It’s about time. We are now on Instagram!

wellborn

[wel-bawrn] /ˈwɛlˈbɔrn/
adjective
1.
born of a good, noble, or highly esteemed family.
noun
2.
(used with a plural verb) wellborn persons collectively (usually preceded by the):
the pride and assurance of the wellborn.
Origin
950
before 950; Middle English; Old English welboren. See well1, born
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for wellborn
  • He found the rich and wellborn interesting in part because they are the natural preservers of custom and ceremony.
  • In practice, it was dominated by the wellborn and the rich.
  • wellborn says he's been told it's because of bedbugs.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for wellborn

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for wellborn

13
17
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with wellborn