born

born
/bawrn/, adj.
1. brought forth by birth.
2. possessing from birth the quality, circumstances, or character stated: a born musician; a born fool.
3. native to the locale stated; immigrated to the present place from the locale stated: a German-born scientist; a Chicago-born New Yorker.
4. born yesterday, naive; inexperienced: You can't fool me with that old trick - I wasn't born yesterday.
v.
5. a pp. of bear1.
[bef. 1000; ME; OE boren (ptp. of beran to BEAR1), equiv. to bor- ptp. s. + -en -EN3]
Usage. See bear1.

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