Born–yesterday



brought forth by birth.
possessing from birth the quality, circumstances, or character stated:
a born musician; a born fool.
native to the locale stated; immigrated to the present place from the locale stated:
a German-born scientist; a Chicago-born New Yorker.
a past participle of bear1 .
born yesterday, naive; inexperienced:
You can’t fool me with that old trick—I wasn’t born yesterday.
verb
the past participle (in most passive uses) of bear1 (sense 4)
was not born yesterday, is not gullible or foolish
adjective
possessing or appearing to have possessed certain qualities from birth: a born musician

being at birth in a particular social status or other condition as specified: ignobly born
(in combination): lowborn

(informal) in all one’s born days, so far in one’s life
noun
Max. 1882–1970, British nuclear physicist, born in Germany, noted for his fundamental contribution to quantum mechanics: Nobel prize for physics 1954
see: not born yesterday

born and bred
born under a lucky star
born with a silver spoon
born yesterday

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