from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Bred at home; domestic; not foreign.
  • adj. Not polished; rude; uncultivated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bred or brought up at home; hence, uncultivated; artless; rude.
  • Of native or innate growth; domestic; natural; inborn.


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  • Some familiar colours from the Flat will be making a very rare appearance in the jumping arena at Naas on Sunday with Ballymacoll Stud's home-bred four-year-old Director's Forum set to run in the concluding bumper for Jessica Harrington.

    Tattenham Corner

  • But even if she did, I could not believe that a home-bred hamster would venture far in the cold, certainly not as far as the pool, an open area without vegetation, where no animal would seek refuge.

    Dark Secrets 2: No Time to Die the Deep End of Fear

  •      “Theseupright wormsand their home-bred brutes only cause us trouble”, Molly chirped

    Animal Park (Part I)

  • On that trip to the backstretch, Juddmonte Farm's great fourth-generation home-bred race mare Proviso wasn't in residence.

    Liz O'Connell: Proviso: Always on Track

  • During my three visits to Melbourne, I discovered that while Aussie bookstores are chock full of Stephen King, Anne Rice and Dean Koontz, one had to REALLY hunt for home-bred horror.

    Interview with Australian Horror Author R. Frederick Hamilton

  • Traditional media exploit this, too; the week's news coverage speaks directly to our fascination with home-bred violence.

    Loitering On The Dark Side

  • After all, malls have been part of the national landscape for more than 50 years, spawning their own indigenous culture (mall rats), native cuisine (Cinnabon) and home-bred pop sensations from Tiffany to Timberlake.

    Is The Mall Dead?

  • I have noted your adventure, as you home-bred youths may perhaps term it, concerning the visit of your doughty laird.


  • Nicholas II was highly vulnerable to flattery, a dangerous characteristic in an autocrat, and he and his court descended into mysticism and unreality, immersing themselves in cults and surrounding themselves, as Witte said, with “imported mediums and home-bred ‘idiots’ passing as saints.”

    The Prize

  • The first to approach were Darwin Washington, a journalist on staff for the only black-run newspaper in the city, The Michigan Chronicle; and Carl Croom, a popular home-bred beat writer from the Detroit Free Press.

    Street Judge


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  • pretty good word 8/10

    February 10, 2015