What does the word underbred mean?

Usage examples for underbred

  1. But in her own circumstances she did unconsciously a great deal more,- and she disliked to fill her mind with money matters, considering it vulgar and underbred to dwell long on them. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  2. And it was then that the great day came, the marvellous day when We- hro discovered his second self, his playmate, his loyal, unselfish, loving friend- his underbred, unwashed, hungry, vagabond dog, born white and spotless, but begrimed by contact with the world, the mud, and the white man's hovel. – The Shagganappi by E. Pauline Johnson
  3. Everything seemed to have gone amiss, and the man's coarse, underbred nature had been in the ascendant all day long: he had thumped the desk with his great fists, abused, found fault unreasonably, uttered outrageous things, and behaved generally as he actually was- beneath the thin veneer of acquired business varnish. – Four Weird Tales by Algernon Blackwood