thoroughbred

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Etymology[edit]

thorough +‎ bred

Adjective[edit]

thoroughbred ‎(comparative more thoroughbred, superlative most thoroughbred)

  1. Bred from pure stock.
  2. Well-bred and properly educated.

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Noun[edit]

thoroughbred ‎(plural thoroughbreds)

  1. A horse of a breed derived from crosses between Arabian stallions and English mares, bred for racing. (Sometimes capitalized: Thoroughbred.)
  2. (nonstandard, loosely) Any purebred horse.
  3. A person of uncommon strength or endurance (like that of a thoroughbred horse).
    That athlete is a real thoroughbred.
  4. A well-bred person.

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