hochwohlgeboren

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German hochwohlgeboren.

Adjective[edit]

hochwohlgeboren (comparative more hochwohlgeboren, superlative most hochwohlgeboren)

  1. High-born; aristocratic, of noble birth.
    • 1942: But here we all were, being hochwohlgeboren in the passage. — Rebecca West, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Canongate 2006, p. 484)