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

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Considering that much of the show’s appeal is built around the chemistry between Green and Norton — and the bromance between Geordie and Sidney — the news immediately sent fans into a tizzy. Randy Cordova, azcentral, "'Grantchester' returns for season 4 on PBS with more murders and a mysterious new vicar," 7 July 2019 The two of them even posed for some pictures together on the red carpet and their bromance is totally real. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Kiernan Shipka Just Revealed Which of the "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Guys is a Better Kisser," 18 June 2019 His buddy, Damon, 48, showed up to support his friend, and while the two stars didn’t pose together, Damon’s appearance was proof that their bromance is still going strong. Alexia Fernandez,, "Chris Hemsworth and Matt Damon's Bromance Still Strong at Men in Black: International Premiere," 12 June 2019 Trump's bromance with French President Emmanuel Macron is on the rocks after pair shared hugs and kisses during a state visit in Washington less than two months ago. Stephen Collinson, CNN, "Trump flips US foreign policy upside down," 7 June 2018 This heartfelt message isn't the first time the two men showed off their bromance. Cara Zimmerman, Harper's BAZAAR, "Joe Biden Wishes Barack Obama Happy Birthday And We're Melting," 4 Aug. 2017 Lively previously teased Reynolds about his bromance with actor Hugh Jackman. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Just Shared the Sweetest PDA Picture on Instagram," 15 Apr. 2019 Unlike Blake and Adam Levine's bromance, Luke and Blake have a relationship filled with nothing but love. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Luke Bryan Was the Ultimate Third Wheel on Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani's Date Night," 28 Apr. 2019 The two had a storied bromance epitomized by their 1977 collaboration on Smokey and the Bandit. Aja Romano, Vox, "Burt Reynolds, ’70s icon and movie star, is dead at 82," 6 Sep. 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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