Definition of blood brother in English:

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blood brother

Pronunciation: /bləd ˈbrəT͟Hər/


1A brother by birth.
Example sentences
  • You could be trying to tell me that you are my long lost blood brother and I wouldn't care.
  • They were not blood brother and sister, per se.
  • So in my family up to my 20s, I had a mum, dad, full blood brother and sister, step-mum, step-dad and 6 step-siblings from 3 different marriages.
1.1A man who has sworn to treat another man as a brother, sometimes with a ceremonial mingling of blood.
Example sentences
  • ‘He's like a blood brother to me, we are his lifeline,’ said the 47-year-old from San Diego.
  • That ability in him also allowed himself and his blood brother Jon, after their political parting, to co-exist without any animosity.
  • But in this New (post-Cold War) World, dogmatism and its blood brother, religious fundamentalism, are thriving as never before.

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Syllabification: blood broth·er

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