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Definition of born adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[only before noun]
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  • having a natural ability or skill for a particular activity or job a born athlete/writer/leader a born loser (= a person who always loses or is unsuccessful)
  • Idioms
    in all my born days (old-fashioned) (informal)
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    used when you are very surprised at something you have never heard or seen before I've never heard such nonsense in all my born days.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: born