-born for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (-bɔːʳn)
combining form [usu ADJ n]
-borncombines with adjectives that relate to countries or with the names of towns and areas to form adjectives that indicate where someone was born. [journalism] ⇒ The German-born photographer was admired by writers such as Oscar Wilde. ⇒ Lancashire-born Miss Richardson lives alone in London.