base born
   obsolete
   illegitimate
   Nor merely of humble parentage in the days when primogeniture was paramount:
    One Sarah Gore came to me this morning and brought me an Instrument from the Court of Wells to perform publick penance next Sunday at C. Cary Church for having a base born child, which I am to administer to her publickly next Sunday after divine Service. (Bush, 1997, quoting James Woodforde, 3 January 1768: had the practice continued, modern churchgoers would sit down late to luncheon of a Sunday)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • base|born — «BAYS BRN», adjective. 1. born of slaves, peasants, or other humble parents. SYNONYM(S): plebeian. 2. born of parents not married to each other; illegitimate. 3. of base origin or nature …   Useful english dictionary

  • base-born — a. See base, a., 3 …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • base-born — …   Useful english dictionary

  • base — I. a. 1. Inferior, of little or no worth, cheap, worthless. 2. Debased, spurious, counterfeit, false. 3. Plebeian, vulgar, untitled, nameless, lowly, humble, unknown, unhonored, base born, of low birth. 4. Mean, despicable, contemptible, beggarly …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Born (Cratère) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Born. Born Localisation Astre Lune Coordonnées 6°  00’  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Born (cratere) — Born (cratère) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Born. Born Localisation Astre Lune Coordonnées 6°  00’  …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Born Again (comics) — Born Again Cover of Daredevil: Born Again  (1987).Art by David Mazzucchelli. Publisher Marvel Comics Publication date …   Wikipedia

  • Born This Way (chanson) — Born This Way Single par Lady Gaga extrait de l’album Born This Way Logo de Born This Way Sortie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Born to Run — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Born to Run Álbum de Bruce Springsteen Publicación 25 de agosto de 1975 Grabación Record Plant Studios y 914 Sou …   Wikipedia Español

  • Base aérienne 118 Mont-de-Marsan — Code AITA Code OACI LFBM …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”