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 bromance (audio) \ adjective

Examples of bromance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Amid the action and the romance (and the bromance), the filmmakers have great fun with Cap, who, like Trevor, is adjusting to American life and Washington settings more than a half-century later. Washington Post, "7 movies that do the same things ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ does, but better," 29 Dec. 2020 This could be the beginning of a long-term bromance for Schroder and the Lakers, one that makes sense for both sides and profits both. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Dennis Schroder and Lakers seem like ideal pairing, but they’re not at altar yet," 26 Dec. 2020 Penned and performed with deadpan keenness and sincere poignancy by Covino and real-life greatest pal Kyle Marvin — both surely assiduous cinephiles — the exceptionally auspicious first feature defies superfluous bromance movie conventions. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Is ‘The Climb’ the greatest bromantic comedy ever?," 11 Nov. 2020 After three bromance summits and several love letters with Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader’s nuclear arsenal is significantly larger than when Trump took office. Robin Wright, The New Yorker, "What Will a Vengeful President Do to the World in His Final Weeks?," 19 Nov. 2020 And for all the absurdist laughs (and not a few cringes) both men wring from it, their interplay feels both inherently ridiculous and entirely true to life; a bittersweet bromance writ in whiskey and spandex. Leah Greenblatt,, "Indie dramedy The Climb delivers wry, rambly bromance: Review," 13 Nov. 2020 But the Modi-Trump bromance also symbolized the awkward tango between Hindu nationalists and American populists. Sadanand Dhume, WSJ, "Will Biden Say Howdy Modi?," 12 Nov. 2020 This, of course, also means addressing the Herro-Jimmy Butler bromance. Ira Winderman,, "ASK IRA: How will Heat’s Herro-Giannis-Holiday trifecta play out?," 5 Nov. 2020 Current and former officials in Washington and London caution that private negotiations are more complex than the public Trump and Johnson bromance would suggest. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, "Trump, Biden and the world," 16 Oct. 2020

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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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Last Updated

11 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Bromance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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