blue blood

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

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

OTHER WORDS FROM blue blood

blue-blood·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for blue blood

blue blood

noun

royal or aristocratic descent

Derived forms of blue blood

blue-blooded, adjective

Word Origin for blue blood

C19: translation of Spanish sangre azul
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