a well-bred person
a racehorse belonging to a breed that originated from a cross between Arabian stallions and English mares
a pedigreed animal of unmixed lineage; used especially of horses
having a list of ancestors as proof of being a purebred animal
- Therefore discipline yourself as a horse-dealer trains a thoroughbred.
- He's a thoroughbred boxer with an outstanding pedigree.
- They normally produce about ten-thousand thoroughbred foals each year.
- No matter how much you disagree with your kin, if you are a thoroughbred you will not discuss their shortcomings with the neighbors.
Nothing can be conceived more hard than the heart of a thoroughbred metaphysician.出自： Burke
He never handled a gun like a thoroughbred sportsman.出自： M. E. Braddon