Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective raised in a city.

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  • adjective being or having the customs or manners or dress of a city person

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Examples

  • Many persons, themselves city-bred and city-reared, have fled to the soil and succeeded in winning great happiness.

    Chapter XXV

  • Canadian-born, city-bred Scots, in a foolish moment they had resigned their counting-house desks, drawn upon their savings, and gone Klondiking.

    AT THE RAINBOW'S END

  • Two or three even decided to return to their homes by that route when their terms of service had expired, and they began to lay plans forthwith, looking forward to the hazardous undertaking in much the same way a city-bred man would to a day's holiday in the woods.

    An Odyssey of the North

  • And mosquitoes from the wild are far fiercer than those weakling city-bred bitches we get around here.

    mosquito bite tally

  • The film tells the story of a young village girl taught by a city-bred postmaster, a woman's obsession with her jewels and a tomboyish girl who changes after marriage.

    Rabindranath Tagore's 150th Birth Anniversary

  • And further, in token that some good did come out of Nazareth, in the full tide of manhood he took to himself a city-bred woman.

    CHAPTER 5

  • Two or three even decided to return to their homes by that route when their terms of service had expired, and they began to lay plans forthwith, looking forward to the hazardous undertaking in much the same way a city-bred man would to a day's holiday in the woods.

    An Odyssey of the North

  • Detractors say that Zapata was a semi-literate brigand who allowed himself to be co-opted by city-bred radical intellectuals.

    Zapata and the intellectuals

  • Detractors say that Zapata was a semi-literate brigand who allowed himself to be co-opted by city-bred radical intellectuals.

    Zapata and the intellectuals

  • Their renditions of the old fiddle-and-banjo tunes often rivaled the verve of the originals, except on vocal numbers when their singing betrayed their Northern, city-bred backgrounds.

    Better Than the Real Thing?

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