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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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 Look out, Barack Obama — Joe Biden may have a new bromance with fellow Philadelphia Eagles fan Bradley Cooper! Tierney Mcafee,, "Joe Biden Was Living Large with Bradley Cooper and 'This Is Us' Cast at Super Bowl," 5 Feb. 2018 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

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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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