bro·​mance ˈbrō-ˌman(t)s How to pronounce bromance (audio)
: a close nonsexual friendship between men
bromantic adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Sting and Shaggy’s bromance continues with the launch of One Fine Day, a new one-day festival the two friends have created and curated. Melinda Newman, Billboard, 17 May 2023 This bromance has been months in the making, with Musk’s appearance on Tucker Carlson Tonight the inevitable result of his drift into the fever swamps of right-wing propaganda. Miles Klee, Rolling Stone, 17 Apr. 2023 Their characters provide the most evocative screen bromance since Butch and Sundance. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Nov. 2022 Any world leaders who would seek a bromance with this man may end up with a cold shoulder. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2022 Same as with Vincenzo, CLoY (the acronym by which fans refer to the show) is chock-a-block with everything from romance to comedy, drama, action sequences, big-budget set pieces, an ensemble bromance, and spy action, along with much more. Andy Meek, BGR, 28 Nov. 2021 Pascal played billionaire Javi Gutierrez, a Cage superfan who pays the actor $1 million to appear at his birthday party and gets to live out his dream bromance. Jenelle Riley, Variety, 10 Mar. 2023 Featuring Grammy-circuit regulars like John Legend, Brandi Carlile and Lalah Hathaway, Friday’s concert was a worthy if conventional testament to their highly productive bromance. Los Angeles Times, 4 Feb. 2023 The apparent chumminess between the two leaders — or bromance, as many are calling it — was a clear departure from the strained relations between their countries since the 2016 Brexit vote. Karla Adam, Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


blend of bro and romance entry 1

First Known Use

circa 2001, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bromance was circa 2001

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Cite this Entry

“Bromance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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