bromance

noun
bro·​mance | \ ˈbrō-ˌman(t)s How to pronounce bromance (audio) \

Definition of bromance

: a close nonsexual friendship between men

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Other Words from bromance

bromantic \ brō-​ˈman-​tik How to pronounce bromantic (audio) \ adjective

Examples of bromance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, the bromance quickly soured when Sessions recused himself from the FBI investigation of Russian interference in the contentious elections. Breanna Edwards, Essence, "Jeff Sessions Expected To Announce Run For His Old Senate Seat," 7 Nov. 2019 By the summer of 2018, Butler and Neymar were full-fledged pals, connecting through social media in what surely ranks as one of the most high-profile bromances in sports. Marc Stein, New York Times, "Jimmy Butler and Neymar: a Bromance Among Superstars," 20 Oct. 2019 Manchester United fans saw the breakup of one of football’s best bromances when Ander Herrera exited Old Trafford on a free transfer to join Paris Saint-Germain and left pals Juan Mata and David de Gea behind. SI.com, "Scott McTominay & Daniel James Is the New Bromance That Man Utd Need This Season," 19 Aug. 2019 Still, every Voice superfan will miss the bromance that was Shevine when the show returns this fall. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Here's What Blake Shelton Thinks About Adam Levine Leaving 'The Voice'," 25 May 2019 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, the first spinoff of the wildly successful Fast & Furious series, offers more of the same begrudging bromance. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "What the Hobbs & Shaw Post-Credits Scenes Mean for the Fast & Furious Franchise," 2 Aug. 2019 David Beckham and Gary Neville were also very famously pals, while the Park Ji-sung/Patrice Evra bromance is the stuff of cult legend. SI.com, "Scott McTominay & Daniel James Is the New Bromance That Man Utd Need This Season," 19 Aug. 2019 But a tiff over Kubiak’s desires to fill out his staff with cronies forced an awkward break-up in his longtime bromance with Elway, and led Kubiak to a job as assistant head coach and offensive advisor in Minnesota, where Sloter is now thriving. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, "Kiszla: Are Buzzkill Broncos so bad on offense it will again doom star linebacker Von Miller to failure in 2019?," 27 Aug. 2019 Adding to the buzz surrounding the box office hit, the Internet has gone wild for the bromance between Pitt and DiCaprio, both of whom have never acted in a movie together. Nigel Smith, PEOPLE.com, "Brad Pitt's Major Moment: Oscar Buzz for His New Tarantino Film and a Sci-Fi Epic on the Horizon," 30 July 2019

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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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The first known use of bromance was circa 2001

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3 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Bromance.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bromance. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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