thoroughbred

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

thorough +‎ bred

Adjective[edit]

thoroughbred (comparative more thoroughbred, superlative most thoroughbred)

  1. bred from pure stock
  2. well-bred and properly educated

Noun[edit]

thoroughbred (plural thoroughbreds)

  1. A particular breed of horse (this does not refer to any purebred horse)
  2. A well-bred person.
  3. A person of uncommon strength or endurance.
    That athlete is a real thoroughbred.