Definitions

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  • adj. Without a pedigree.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not distinguished by a pedigree.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not distinguished by a pedigree.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ pedigreed

Examples

  • He is a throaty man, is Inglesby; and this, with an uncompromising squareness of forehead, a stiffness of hair, and a hard hint of white in the eyes, lent him a lowering likeness to an unpedigreed bull.

    Slippy McGee, Sometimes Known as the Butterfly Man

  • Carolinian, had passed into the unpedigreed hands of a woman named

    A Woman Named Smith

  • The hobnailed shoes of the Teuton (who wears his mountain kit all the way from Hamburg to Palermo) wore up and down the stairs all day; and the racket from the hucksters 'carts and hotel omnibuses, arriving and departing from the steamboat landing, the shouts of the begging boatmen, the quarreling of the children and the barking of unpedigreed dogs, -- these noises were incessant from dawn until sunset.

    The Place of Honeymoons

  • It is more respectable by daylight; stout ladies with children and mittens and bundles and unpedigreed dogs drop up of afternoons for a stein and a chat.

    Strictly business: more stories of the four million

  • The club, run for and by comedians, was an unpedigreed underdog, but broke conventions of the day in paying its performers reasonable fees and maintaining Crimmins 'comedy booking standards.

    Barry Crimmins : Political Satirist:

  • In "moving" the young fighter there is an oppressed population of pugilist, unskilled, unpedigreed and unprotected who are targeted as lambs of slaughter to build confidence.

    Doghouse Boxing News

  • As Ray told the story later, the creditors’ attorney tried to collect only one thing: Ginger the unpedigreed Irish setter.

    Raymond Carver

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