homebred [hohm-bred] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. bred or raised at home; native; indigenous; domestic.

Origin of homebred First recorded in 1580–90; home + bred Examples from the Web for homebred Historical Examples of homebred

  • There only the homebred wit and humor freely flow and flash.

    Continental Monthly , Vol. 6, No. 1, July, 1864


  • His virtues are all his own—all plain, homebred, and unaffected.

    The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

    Washington Irving

  • But any season may bring it to your own shores; or at any hour it may appear among you homebred.

    Colloquies on Society

    Robert Southey

  • His virtues are all his own; all plain, homebred, and unaffected.

    The Oxford Book of American Essays


  • Plague not yourselves nor the land of your adoption, by importing and giving perpetuity to homebred prejudices.

    Early Western Travels, 1748-1846, Volume XII

    William Faux

  • British Dictionary definitions for homebred homebred adjective

    1. raised or bred at home
    2. lacking sophistication or cultivation; crude

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