wellborn

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

well +‎ born

Adjective[edit]

wellborn (not comparable)

  1. Of aristocratic or high-ranking birth
    • 1885, Annie Besant, Autobiographical Sketches[1]:
      Of Scotch descent and wellborn, Thomas Scott had, as a boy, been a page at the French Court [] .
    • 2001 July 13, Ann Sterzinger, “Road Rage”, Chicago Reader:
      Morris said Chicago's transit system responds primarily to the needs of "the rich and the wellborn."