blood brother


noun

a person's brother by birth.
a male person bound to another by ties of great friendship.
something usually associated with or thought to exist inseparably from another thing, quality, circumstance, etc.: Humility is often the blood brother of patience.
a male established in a close relationship with another male through the performance of a specific ritual, as the commingling of blood.

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Origin of blood brother

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400

OTHER WORDS FROM blood brother

blood brotherhood, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for blood brother

blood brother

noun

a brother by birth
a man or boy who has sworn to treat another as his brother, often in a ceremony in which their blood is mingled
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