Half-bred
Half-bred Half"-bred` (-br[e^]d`), a. 1. Half-blooded. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. Imperfectly acquainted with the rules of good-breeding; not well trained. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]


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  • half-bred — adjective Date: 1701 having one purebred parent • half bred noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Half-strained — (h[aum]f str[=a]nd ), a. Half bred; imperfect. [R.] A half strained villain. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • half-breed — I noun an offensive term for an offspring of parents of different races (especially of Caucasian and American Indian ancestry) (Freq. 4) • Usage Domain: ↑disparagement, ↑depreciation, ↑derogation • Hypernyms: ↑half caste …   Useful english dictionary

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