- 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.
Origin of blue blood
Examples from the Web for blue blood
From the start, we see him as he is: a despot and a swindler, a Dallas blue-blood with FBI ties, fleeing a violent past.This Week’s Hot Reads, July 15, 2013
Sarah Stodola, Jen Vafidis, Damaris Colhoun
July 15, 2013
In Cold Mountain I did the blue-blood accent, and this one is totally different.Nicole Kidman on Her Sexy, Award-Worthy Turn in ‘The Paperboy’
December 4, 2012
- royal or aristocratic descent
Word Origin and History for blue blood
1834, translating Spanish sangre azul, claimed by certain families of Castile as uncontaminated by Moorish or Jewish admixture, probably from the notion of the visible veins of people of fair complexion.