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blood brother

noun
1.
a person's brother by birth.
2.
a male person bound to another by ties of great friendship.
3.
something usually associated with or thought to exist inseparably from another thing, quality, circumstance, etc.:
Humility is often the blood brother of patience.
4.
a male established in a close relationship with another male through the performance of a specific ritual, as the commingling of blood.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English
Related forms
blood brotherhood, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for blood brother hood

blood brother

noun
1.
a brother by birth
2.
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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Slang definitions & phrases for blood brother hood

blood brother

noun phrase

A fellow black; blood (1960+ Black)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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