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

Examples of bromance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Blake still uses his signature recruiting tactic to try to win over contestants during the Blind Auditions, but his on-air bromance with Adam ended with the former coach's shocking exit from the NBC show. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Gwen Stefani Totally Stole Blake Shelton’s Signature Move on 'The Voice'," 2 Oct. 2019 Believers of all religions can agree on one thing: the Vatican is an unlikely place for a bromance. Jake Coyle, Detroit Free Press, "‘The Two Popes’ is a buddy movie in vestments," 12 Dec. 2019 Yet the big romance in the movie is bromance, and Mangold conjures it with a touch that’s reminiscent of the rowdy friendships found in films by Howard Hawks and John Ford. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, "The Airbrushed Racing History of “Ford v Ferrari”," 19 Nov. 2019 Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are true bromance goals. Eric Todisco,, "True Detective Reunion! Matthew McConaughey Goes for a Swim with Woody Harrelson: 'Brothers'," 2 Dec. 2019 So, here are some of 90min’s favourite bromances - and partnerships - in the world of football. 1., "50 of the Best Bromances in World Football," 24 June 2019 However, the bromance quickly soured when Sessions recused himself from the FBI investigation of Russian interference in the contentious elections. Breanna Edwards, Essence, "Jeff Sessions Expected To Announce Run For His Old Senate Seat," 7 Nov. 2019 By the summer of 2018, Butler and Neymar were full-fledged pals, connecting through social media in what surely ranks as one of the most high-profile bromances in sports. Marc Stein, New York Times, "Jimmy Butler and Neymar: a Bromance Among Superstars," 20 Oct. 2019 Manchester United fans saw the breakup of one of football’s best bromances when Ander Herrera exited Old Trafford on a free transfer to join Paris Saint-Germain and left pals Juan Mata and David de Gea behind., "Scott McTominay & Daniel James Is the New Bromance That Man Utd Need This Season," 19 Aug. 2019

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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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15 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Bromance.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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