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ID #4181

country-born

[cf. OED idem obs. 1576 "Rather like Forrainers...then Country-borne people"; DAE idern obs. →1797] adj. native (formerly of slaves born in the Bahamas rather than Africa): 1791 A Negro man. . .remarkably black, this country born (Bahama Gazette). 1974 Children of the slaves born in (Fox Hill) were called country-born (Rahming 29). (Nassau)

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Last update: 2011-01-30 00:27
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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