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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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 Crisis averted, and the Rizzo-Fowler bromance lives on. Paul Sullivan,, "We interrupt this Cubs season for a 2016 flashback," 21 May 2018 Like nearly all formulaic bromances, the women - in this case, Trump's wife, Melania, and Macron's wife, Brigitte - were relegated to near-silent supporting roles, to be gazed upon but not really heard. Ashley Parker,, "'Playful dominance': The touchy-feely relationship between Trump and Macron," 25 Apr. 2018 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

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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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