- s of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)
baseborn wretches with dirty faces
- s illegitimate
- He scorned the feeble, ignorant, baseborn, wellborn, and those who loved him.
- When the haughty Duchess of Cleveland, another of the King's mistresses, put on airs with her baseborn rival, Nell gave her a friendly whop on the shoulder, and remarked .