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Language: Old English
Origin: boren, past participle of beran; BEAR1

born

3 adjective
     
born3 [only before noun]
1

born leader/musician/teacher etc

someone who has a strong natural ability to lead, play music etc:
the skill of a born actor
2

born loser

someone who always seems to have bad things happen to them
3

in all your born days

old-fashioned used to express surprise or annoyance at something that you have never heard about before

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