blue blood


: membership in a noble or socially prominent family
: a member of a noble or socially prominent family
blue-blooded adjective

Examples of blue blood in a Sentence

a woman of blue blood This is where the city's blue bloods like to gather.
Recent Examples on the Web Despite their blue blood connections, the women of New York were just as messy as their sister-housewives across the country, often literally so, known for drunkenly falling into bushes and defecating on the floor. Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times, 30 July 2023 Fair and square Bradley has a message for fans who are disappointed the Final Four has three newbies and only one blue blood in Connecticut. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Mar. 2023 Will a college basketball blue blood cut down the nets after a championship campaign? Richard Morin, USA TODAY, 8 Mar. 2023 By the time Sunday arrived, the committee liked TCU enough to keep the Horned Frogs at No. 3 ahead of Big Ten blue blood Ohio State despite the loss. Dallas News, 4 Dec. 2022 His Razorbacks disturbed the orderly flow of the sport, slaying blue blood after blue blood before taking the title over Duke in Charlotte. Michael Casagrande |, al, 2 Dec. 2022 Abe is a political blue blood who was groomed to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, former Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi. Arkansas Online, 8 July 2022 And there's a lot to take in on that front considering the SEC is gaining two new members in 2024 in Oklahoma and Texas, two true college football blue bloods. Jace Evans, USA TODAY, 15 June 2023 Remy Tumin Kentucky is the latest blue blood bounced. The New York Times, New York Times, 19 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of blue blood was in 1809

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“Blue blood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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