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blue blood

[ bloo -bluhd for 1; bloo -bluhd for 2 ]
/ ˈblu ˌblʌd for 1; ˈblu ˈblʌd for 2 /
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noun

an aristocrat, noble, or member of a socially prominent family.
aristocratic, noble, or socially prominent lineage or relatives: They boasted a lineage of pure blue blood.

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Origin of blue blood

1825–35; translation of Spanish sangre azul.See sanguine, azure
blue-blooded, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for blue blood

blue blood

noun

royal or aristocratic descent
blue-blooded, adjective
C19: translation of Spanish sangre azul
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