Meaning of brought-on

brought-on

Pronunciation: (brôt'on', -ôn'), [key]
— adj. Chiefly South Midland U.S.
  1. made or bought outside the community, as a commercially manufactured product.
  2. (of a person) not belonging to the community; outside: They hired themselves a brought-on man from Michigan.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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