blood brother

noun
Updated on: 11 Mar 2018

Definition of blood brother

1 : a brother by birth
2 : one of two men pledged to mutual loyalty by a ceremonial use of each other's blood

blood brotherhood

noun

Examples of blood brother in a Sentence

  1. He would never betray me—he's my blood brother.

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First Known Use of blood brother

1799

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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BLOOD BROTHER Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of blood brother for English Language Learners

  • : a man or boy who has promised to be loyal to another man or boy usually in a ceremony in which they mix their blood


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