from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Badly brought up; impolite and crude.
  • adjective Not thoroughbred; underbred. Used of animals.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Badly brought up; impolite; rude.
  • Badly bred, as a mongrel dog.

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

  • adjective Badly educated or brought up; impolite; incivil; rude. See Note under ill, adv.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective ill-mannered and unrefined because of a bad upbringing or education
  • adjective of animals of bad breed

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of persons) lacking in refinement or grace


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