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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Their surprise practice round together at Augusta ahead of the Masters set tongues wagging about golf's new bromance. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "Phil Mickelson 'challenges' Tiger Woods to golfing duel," 9 May 2018 Last night, Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau rekindled their bromance with a dinner date in Montreal. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Funniest Twitter Reactions to Obama and Trudeau's Dinner Date," 7 June 2017 There was Vice President Biden's inaugural bromance selfie with President Obama on his brand spanking new Instagram account. Christina Capatides, CBS News, "Pack of dogs at Ohio doggie day care pose for world's greatest selfie," 11 May 2018 The bromance between President Trump and French President Macron had been in full bloom: hand-holding, compliments, a fancy dinner. Doug Criss, CNN, "5 things for April 26: Macron, Cohen, travel ban, China & India, Golden State killer," 26 Apr. 2018 The photos provided by the Russian Ministry of Defense illustrate a military bromance. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Russia, China become battle buddies at Vostok 2018," 16 Sep. 2018 Ocean’s 8 tries a gender swap, subbing out the all-male cast with female stars, and trading ensemble bromance for sisterly solidarity. Gary Thompson,, "'Ocean's 8': Sandra Bullock-led reboot with stiletto heels," 6 June 2018 Thanks in part to online gaming and international exhibitions, the bromance is mutual. Jacob Feldman,, "Football Meets Fútbol: World Cup Heightens Stars' Overlap, Mutual Admiration," 31 May 2018 And when the two spoke about trade and immigration recently, the bromance seemed to be over. Z. Byron Wolf, CNN, "It's Trump against the world on tariffs -- and he's getting an earful," 4 June 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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