blue blood

noun
Updated on: 5 Jan 2018

Definition of blue blood

1 \ˈblü-ˈbləd\ : membership in a noble or socially prominent family
2 \-ˌbləd\ : a member of a noble or socially prominent family

blue-blooded

play \-ˈblə-dəd\ adjective

Examples of blue blood in a Sentence

  1. a woman of blue blood

  2. This is where the city's blue bloods like to gather.

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First Known Use of blue blood

1809


BLUE BLOOD Defined for English Language Learners

blue blood

noun

Definition of blue blood for English Language Learners

  • : membership in a royal or socially important family

  • : a member of a royal or socially important family


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