American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Coarse; vulgar.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Bred, or like one bred, in a low condition of life; characteristic or indicative of such breeding; rude; impolite; vulgar.
- adj. (of persons) lacking in refinement or grace
- low + bred (Wiktionary)
“We put up at the big hotel opposite the railway station, and looked and behaved like a pair of lowbred South”
“Then he realized he had been frozen in cat form far too long and was thinking like some stupid lowbred dispatcher of vermin.”
“We put up at the big hotel opposite the railway station, and looked and behaved like a pair of lowbred South Africans home for a spree.”
“To Montcalm, who was of noble birth with no shamming, this lowbred pretense and play at courtcraft became a bore; to his staff of officers, a source of continual amusement; but De Lévis presently falls victim to a pair of fine eyes possessed by the wife of another man.”
“A worthless, lowbred scamp is named commissary general.”
“Winnie, you're positively lowbred to show such curiosity!”
“Muses instead of Castalian Divinities, would have passed for a lowbred person dropped from some mountain village.”
“Bardolph is a bravo, but great humorist; he is a lowbred, drunken swaggerer, wholly without principle, and always poor.”
“No, no, sir, I don't mention your lowbred, vulgar, sound sleep; but I can't help thinking that a gentle slumber, or half an hour's dozing, if it were only for the novelty of the thing ----”
“But he hung around with the wrong crowd - lowbred types in high political circles - and look where it has gotten him.”
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