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.
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Word History

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of blue blood was in 1809

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“Blue blood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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