What does the word pedigree mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A line of ancestors.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A genealogical register.

Usage examples for pedigree

  1. His pedigree included nothing beyond a grandfather. – My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin
  2. Elmira was a conservative place- a place of pedigree and family tradition; that a stranger, a former printer, pilot, miner, wandering journalist and lecturer, was to carry off the daughter of one of the oldest and wealthiest families, was a thing not to be lightly permitted. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  3. It may seem to be weak, but I have a certain pride in our old pedigree, and it is the earnest wish of my heart that my son should marry well. – By Birth a Lady by George Manville Fenn