bro·mance | \ ˈbrō-ˌman(t)s \

Definition of bromance 

: a close nonsexual friendship between men

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Other words from bromance

bromantic \brō-ˈman-tik \ adjective

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The zany, 6-foot-7 ex-baller — who has struck up an unlikely bromance with the pint-sized, 5-foot-7 Kim, and has visited the rogue regime five times in the past — took some of the credit for getting the two leaders together. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: The Democratic establishment strikes back in California, New Jersey and other primaries," 6 June 2018 Indeed, social media lit up earlier this week with a wide array of hot takes on the apparent West-Trump bromance. Matt Rehbein, CNN, "Kanye West just released a new song defending his praise for Trump," 28 Apr. 2018 There’s a lot to digest in Olivia Nuzzi’s entertaining story about the bromance between President Trump and Sean Hannity. Mark Shanahan,, "A certain local sports team owner has a direct line to President Trump," 14 May 2018 While United fans were enjoying the emerging bromance between the two forwards, Lukaku was bemoaning his lack of recognition., "Romelu Lukaku Asks for Recognition After Jesse Lingard's Superb Goal Against Derby," 7 Jan. 2018 The copious public displays of affection also raised the question of whether Trump and Macron had finally embarked on a true transcontinental bromance or if the two men were merely partaking in an alpha game of one-upmanship. Ashley Parker,, "'Playful dominance': The touchy-feely relationship between Trump and Macron," 25 Apr. 2018 The bill went nowhere, as Gov. Nathan Deal, who maintained a longstanding bromance with former Mayor Kasim Reed, let it be known that the move would mess up the state’s bond rating. Bill Torpy, ajc, "Torpy at Large: Georgia political turbulence? Grab Atlanta’s airport," 27 June 2018 French President Emmanuel Macron may have his hands full with his plan to boost economic growth, his fading bromance with President Donald Trump and a tiny ruckus over the price of new dinnerware for the Élysée Palace. Jessica Spitz /, NBC News, "That's 'Mr. President' to you, Macron lectures young man," 18 June 2018 At the same time, an unexpected bromance blossomed — between Rozier and the real Drew Bledsoe. Scott Cacciola, New York Times, "For the Celtics, a Matchup Between Terry Rozier and Ben Simmons Is Paying Off," 4 May 2018

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First Known Use of bromance

circa 2001, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bromance

blend of bro and romance entry 1

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