Definition of good breeding in US English:

good breeding

noun

  • Good manners and courteous behaviour resulting from a good upbringing, especially among the upper classes. Also occasionally: the good upbringing evidenced by such manners.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Davies. From good + breeding.

Pronunciation

good breeding

/ˌɡʊd ˈbriːdɪŋ/