blood feud

noun
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018

Definition of blood feud

: a feud between different clans or families

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First Known Use of blood feud

1815

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BLOOD FEUD Defined for English Language Learners

blood feud

Definition of blood feud for English Language Learners

  • : a very long fight between two families or groups in which each group kills members of the other group in order to punish the group for earlier murders


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