True-bred
True-bred True"-bred`, a. 1. Of a genuine or right breed; as, a true-bred beast. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Being of real breeding or education; as, a true-bred gentleman. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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