Definition of native son in English:

native son

Pronunciation /ˌneɪtɪv ˈsʌn/


  • A man born in a specified country or (now chiefly North American) one born in a specified city or state.

    Frequently one regarded with pride in his place of origin.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Lithgow (1582–c1645), traveller. From native + son.