from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not instructed; untaught.
  • adj. Not yet bred: an unbred mare.
  • adj. Obsolete Ill-bred; impolite.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Untaught or untrained.
  • adj. Not born.
  • adj. Not well-bred; ill-bred.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of unbreed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not begotten; unborn.
  • adj. Not taught or trained; -- with to.
  • adj. Not well-bred; ill-bred.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Unbegot; unborn.
  • Not well bred; destitute of breeding.
  • Not taught or trained.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

un- +‎ bred


  • Veriword is "unbred", which could be a caption for the folky pic of Carolyn, Bobby, et al.

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  • The epithet 'unbred' was accredited upon the quoted sayings and doings of the pretentious young person's aunt, repeated abroad by noblemen and gentlemen present when she committed herself; and the same were absurd.

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  • That said, unbred does and a certain percentage of fawns will come into an estrous cycle this month.

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  • Tully, oh yes, real natural unbred for consumption turkeys can fly . . .

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  • They frequently learn from unbred or debauched servants, such language, untowardly tricks and vices, as otherwise they would be ignorant of all their lives.


  • I had gone through the article of the tutor, as well as I could; and will now observe upon what Mr. Locke says, That children are wholly, if possible, to be kept from the conversation of the meaner servants; whom he supposes to be, as too frequently they are, unbred and debauched, to use his own words.


  • I screwed up and let an unbred heifer into the same pen as the young bulls, and the reaction was immediate.

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  • At their suggestions, a most infamous plan was projected; in the execution of which, one P —, a poor, unbred, simple country booby, whom they had decoyed into a snare, lost one of his ears, and the injured lady retired that same day to

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  • So for two seasons now Neysa has gone unbred-all because of her color.

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  • They were mustered and graded, moved from one paddock to another, bred and unbred, shorn and crutched, dipped and drenched, slaughtered and shipped off to be sold.

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