Definitions starting with B

ID #1544

born

 /bohn/ [Atlantic; from past participle born] v. 1. to be born: Chillun borning (Brown 32). (Black)

2. [US dial. South idem ADD] to give birth to: 1977 I's the oldest child Mama born (Shilling 51). The dog borning puppies (Nassau). cf. BIRTH (Black)

born in the bush [Car.; cf. BUSH 1 forest] phr. unsophisticated; naive. (Gen.)

born sick in his head phr. mentally retarded; emotionally disturbed. (Eleu.)

Tags: idiom, phrase, verb

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Last update: 2012-01-08 12:31
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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