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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)

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.

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."