Definition of "thoroughbred" []

  • A purebred or pedigreed animal, especially a horse. (noun)
  • Any of a breed of horses, bred chiefly for racing, originating from a cross between Arabian stallions and English mares. (noun)
  • A well-bred person. (noun)
  • Bred of pure stock; purebred. (adjective)
  • Relating or belonging to horses of the Thoroughbred. (adjective)
  • Purebred (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A pedigree animal; purebred (noun)
  • A person regarded as being of good breeding (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "thoroughbred" in a sentence
  • "Neither my Mamma or my Aunt were big women; they were rather what I call the thoroughbred type, about the Venus height and slim, with splendid bottoms which I know must have been cultivated by the most careful corsetage from earliest girlhood, so being a well grown boy, the things just suited me."
  • "That said, it certainly prompted me to go back and start spending some time online to, you know, go to YouTube and look for their - look for the real race footage, because it was just an absolutely amazing time for anybody who was interested in thoroughbred racing."
  • "And, in fact, having owned several thoroughbreds now, one of the things that you learn when you own a thoroughbred is that the more you pull back, the faster they go."