hybrid » high bred

Variant(s):  highbred, hi-bred, hibred

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • “Well, Arianna’s driving a high bred car. In Bill Maher’s new book, he makes a solid case about driving gas guzzlng SUV’s financing the terrorists and he’s been pretty convincing on his TV appearances including Larry King.” (link)
  • “With respect to your purchase of a highbred car – did you ever wonder how the hydrogen gas was produced?” (link)
  • “We have purchased a 2002 Toyota Prius, electric/gas hi-bred car as our staff car.” (link)
  • “Why has no USA auto maker made a Hibred car like Toyota and Honda. These are questions we should be looking into.” (link)

Cites provided to me by Tommy Grano.

| link | entered by Arnold Zwicky, 2005/05/06 |


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    Commentary by David Fenton , 2005/12/27 at 9:51 pm

    Here’s another “highbred” sighting:

    Let users have a highbred of the current IE and Firefox interfaces with the fantastic security, rendering, and standards support of Mozilla.

    This is from blogs.msdn.com/rssteam/ar… about 2/3s of the way down the page.

    Google turns up a lot of instances of “highbred” that appear to me to actually be correct (and not just as a trade name), though that perhaps correct usage seems to shade quite quickly into confusion with “hybrid.”

    David Fenton

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    Commentary by Margaret Garrett , 2006/05/31 at 3:25 pm

    Please, send me infromation on high bred cars. I am looking into purchusing one after I finish my college degree.

    Thank You

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